So if one has , say, $600 for a private MRI
(yes that is the cost
), and knows Medicare will refund $500 of that, why wait?
From helen's comment above, it sounds very similar in Canada.
So RedFlame, I reckon the majority of stuff you hear would be propaganda. And personally I would MUCH rather pay a tax of 1.5% and know I have health care which wont send me bankrupt than pay 10% (as stated above by.......