Guerilla infiltration of Canada’s health care system: Don’t get sick on Sunday

In this video, an undercover camera goes along on the attempts of three men to get health care in Canada.

Actual nurses and doctors told the guys filming a few interesting things:

  • Don’t get sick on Sundays: there are no clinics open and the emergency room waits could be two hours, ten hours, or any number of hours
  • There is no day when waiting times at the emergency room could be shorter
  • A young guy can wait a few years to get a family doctor. He’s healthy; he has time.
  • If you really need a checkup, just pay $900 to get one at a private clinic. Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait.

The video’s a bit silly, but the insight you get into what is “the norm” in the system by listening to Canadian medical workers makes it well worth watching.

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