Oh, please, Jay, don’t even mention that death panel hoax. The biggest complain you get from upper middle class Canadians and others in that system around the world is that sometimes you have to wait for elective surgery. Moreover, doctors hate it because in that system it is not a license to print money. But for most folks you pay a little more taxes and take a big load of worry off your mind.

In fact one of the biggest concerns visitors to this country have is getting wiped out by some medical emergency so they buy a special kind of insurance before coming.

Good to see you’re still kicking, Jay.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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