Canadian flist people (especially topaz7 because I think she lives closest), what do y'all think about this? As an almost complete outsider (I'm not Canadian but I do work in the healthcare field), my reaction was basically a shuddery slippery-slope feeling. I may be totally off the mark, here, which is why I'm asking. This is just the first one in B.C., right, not in the whole country?
Also, Americans, what do you think about the way healthcare works in the US, either as opposed to other countries or just in itself?