Wait times and availability of health care has long been sending Canadians southward to the U.S. for care. This migration is increasing due to economic downturns and new bargain rates for medical procedures. U.S. health facilities are actually negotiating with Canadian health care brokers and matching prices.
This state of affairs has sent people of more moderate means into the U.S. health care market for such things as joint replacements and cardiac procedures.
Let’s hope that a private system can remain in place for those who think their health is worth the money.