Canada’s medical system is known to be one of the best in the world. It is often the envy of United States residents. Canada is one of the world’s leaders in medical science, and the trained medical professionals that come out of Canada can work wherever they choose. The Canadian medical system is a desirable place for medical professionals to obtain work in. It is common for Canadian medical professionals to live and work in Canada once they finish their schooling, but it is also common for Canadian medical professionals to seek work in the United States or overseas in a non-socialized healthcare system.
The best thing about the Canadian healthcare system is that it is socialized. This means that provincial healthcare is automatically made available to all residents and citizens of Canada. It is true that Canadians pay more annual taxes in order to cover the costs of their socialized healthcare system, but Canadians are proud of and celebrate their socialized medicine because it is reliable and affordable when it needs to be used. Canadian healthcare has been socialized in Canada for a very long time, which means it flows well as a system and is perfected in its operations.
This is not to say that the Canadian medical system is not without its flaws as well. Criticisms of the Canadian healthcare system include that it is too flooded, its identity is becoming muddled in the shadow of the United States and that Canadian doctors too often do not want to stay in Canada. It is true that sometimes in heavily populated areas of Canada, hospital waiting rooms are overflowing and people are not processed in any kind of timely manner. The Canadian healthcare system is largely socialized, but buying a private policy can get a Canadian an array of things they would otherwise not have access to. This makes it a little too reminiscent of United States healthcare, and not in a good way. The Canadian healthcare system also has problems retaining its own doctors. Many are lost to the United States where they can make a better living. Many people also lament that the Canadian healthcare system does not include addiction and mental health treatment.