The universal care system came in when I was a baby. It has served me and mine very well on occasion.
The waiting issue can be real, but it’s based on need and priority. The reality is, if it’s a straight up profit based system, it has to cost more, and some people will wait - forever. No coverage, no service. A single payor system with no profit motive obviously is more efficient. And our population health outcomes reflect that. Far lower infant mortality, etc. Our system could be improved, but at least they got the no one left behind part right.
I’m very satisfied and proud of our system, and the vast majority of Canadians think the same. People here couldn’t afford your system, it would be bankrupting for far too many, and leave the less fortunate out in the cold, which people here would find offensive. We consider health care a right of citizenship.