Canada is one of the few countries in the world, Cuba and North Korea as well, which prohibits private care, no matter what the qualifications of the doctor.
This is starting to change, only because those with money have been able to go to the States for treatment, and that the system itself is obviously failing.
It is unsustainable, and everyone should know it.
"Because of economic and demographic trends, Canadian provinces are going to have to make some tough choices when it comes to health spending. A recent article in The Economist described the scope of the challenge:
Health spending, which is administered by the provinces, has increased from nearly 35% of their budgets in 1999 to 46% today. In Ontario, the most populous province, it is set to reach 80% by 2030, leaving pennies for everything else the government does, not counting tax increases or new federal transfers. The biggest culprit is prescription drugs, which have seen their share of public-health spending triple since 1980".