As I've said before, I'm not here to argue the merits of one system over another.
Yet you did anyway.
"Free" healthcare in non-US countries is still costing people a fortune, they just don't know it because it comes out of their labors before they even see it. "Free" healthcare countries are paying a bucket-load of taxes. If citizens in those countries had to write the check to the government rather than have the government take it before workers see it, it wouldn't be so wonderful. Not meaning to be unwelcoming. I just hear this sentiment so much and keep my mouth shut, can't do it anymore.
It does appear to be a comparative arguing of merits, of some sort.
I'm not going to insult the beloved Canadian system, if Canadians are enamored with what they've got, they know best. I wish the Canadians would have the courtesy to do the same.
"Beloved", "enamored" & a passive-aggressive, obviously insincere "they know best"? That's "courtesy" now?
Above you basically called them ignorant dolts blind to the tyranny of no co-pay checkups or of not having to worry that just a little bad luck at the wrong time could produce medical bills higher than their rest-of-lifetime income.
Sorry to everyone else for OT tangent.