As most of you know, the US House and Senate are working on a healthcare plan to cover all or most Americans. One component of that plan may be a government-sponsored healthcare plan (similar to our MediCare for seniors) which will compete against private insurance companies. There has been much discussion regarding a government-sponsored plan--many have compared it to Canadian National Health Care. We're being inundated with claims that the Canadian National Health Care program is very poor at delivering essential medical services. Allegedly, there are long waits to see medical specialists and elective surgeries may take months to schedule. If willing, would you respond to the following questions? Are you unhappy with your National Health Care program? Are your medical needs being met in a timely fashion? If given the choice, would you prefer to have medical coverage through private providers? Thanks for taking the time to read this post and responding, if you so choose. I realize this is strictly anecdotal info, but I really want to know what Canadians think about their healthcare system--not what other Americans tell me Canadians believe.