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I am a Canadian studying here in the US and am dismayed about what I have been hearing about the Canadian heath system, especially about wait times. This is being greatly exaggerated. There is no wait time if something is life threatening or urgent. I have never waited more than 2 hours in a walk-in clinic, or 5 hours in an emergency room, which did not put me at any risk. The difference is that it is free, you never risk financial ruin or the uncertainty of not keeping routine preventative care. If you hear us critiquing our own system, it's because we want it to be as efficient and effective as possible, not because we think it doesn't work.
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