Free Canadian healthcare costs Canadian money to make it happen at all. There’s a queue. Cataract out/IOL in is a 30 minute surgical procedure. Eyes are done on consecutive weeks. In the Soviet of California, total cost is low five figures. If you were clever with your insurance, net about $30 (antibiotic and steroid eyedrops). From diagnostic tests to pre-op happy juice is less than a month – or my ophthalmologist starts from scratch. Let’s try BC, Canada.
… Cases waiting as of Jul 31, 2020: 22,994
… 90% of cases completed within 43.1 weeks
See? No difference, aside from cost and outcome. Yay Socialism.