I'm not saying our health care system is perfect, but I'm not saying it's horrible...for *me* at least. I love my health care and don't want anything changed about it whatsoever. Never had a single complaint with my delivery system.
I feel for you and have a business acquaintance from Montreal who came to the states to have his knee done in Greenville, SC done about 2 years ago. He had been kicked around the Canadian system for a couple of years w/o having had any success in getting the knee done. Come to find out he had 2 bucket handle tears in his medial meniscus. He paid cash out of pocket and is as good as new.
By the way that is EPIC. 3 years for a consult and 7 months for a contrast MRI? That is the most EFFED up delivery system, hopefully I won't ever have to endure it.