Aw, I go away for the day and miss a discussion of the Canadian versus US heathcare system? Bummer.
FWIW, we've often thought about using my ability to gain dual citizenship (since my reserve is in Canada) to be able to utilize the Canadian system. It would be way better than the ass-effing sucky system we have in this country, one which 40 million Americans aren't even covered, including us, because it would cost us $24,000+/yr. in premiums. Ugh, we're such a neanderthal crappy country that we don't have single payer. And worse yet, we allow the human resources departments of our workplaces to know every and all details of our private lives. That's just so screwed up.