well, not really. I've experienced the canadian system, and frankly it sucks. Many people wait endless months to get the most basic of care- it's not unusual for someone in the canadian system to spend 12-16 months disabled and suffering waiting for their "elective" surgery- and what do the rich canadians do? they fly south to get treated.
the difference between Canada and the US is that we don't have to worry whether we have a job or not, whether we have insurance or not, we need health care, we get it!