2020 Outback Premier 2.5i
What does that mean? 10% of what, a new car purchase?I paid almost 10% in the U.S. Six stitches
The HC system here (Ontario) is an interesting one, and you cannot surmise that because you might speak to an Albertan that it is the same in terms of efficiency for me. To give anyone who cares a bit of perspective, I pay $42 or more for a 2-4 of beer. A decent 26-er (you might call it a fifth) of rye is $42. Smokes (I don't) around $15. Then 13% on just about everything that isn't deemed an essential except for the beer and booze - no further tax so it must be essential
However, if I break something and it needs a cast, no charge. If I got cancer and had 2 rounds of $100K chemo, no charge for the docs or drugs. Biggest problem is the waiting, primarily due to the lack of specialists or other resources. My wife had back surgery a few months ago. Took 2 years to see the specialist, get the tests and do the operation (spinal surgeons are rare in my town) but she's cured and it didn't cost us a penny. I think I will take the inefficiencies over the torture of knowing I'm about to go bankrupt over something serious. Now that might not be a fair statement because I don't really understand the US system completely but I hear and read a lot of anecdotes like yours. Oh and btw, if you have cancer or something as serious, the wait isn't the same for something non life threatening.