I hate when Canadians bitch about free health care when in the US even if you have insurance like me it takes 5 hours and still cost me 200 bucks. Just be happy that your government gives it to you for free!
I hate when Americans think that our government is so nice that it just hands out health care for free. I pay 20% income tax and 9.5% sale tax to that provincial government. 56% of that money goes to the health care. How is that for free? (And for the record, we also have federal government which gets another ~17% income + 5% sale tax).
And I also pay for insurance for drugs, dentist, eye exams, etc. Those are not covered by the "free" health care system.
Now, the idea of having it "socialized" so that everyone can get care is great. The problem is that the system is run like shit. It's "nobody's money" so no one is accountable for how badly it is spent. In the whole system, there is one administrative employee (all level combined, from receptionist to CEO to anything in-between) for one "care-giver" (doctor, nurse, etc).
If money was spent wisely, there could have been 2 or 3 doctors at the ER that night.
Now the idea was not to turn this event into health care debate....