If we must make a zero-sum choice between Canadian and US health care, then by all means, let’s dump a horror story, in favor of dull, unimaginative and paternalistically meddlesome decency. But I am always suspicious of zero-sum games. If we’re to improve, we should recognize what the current U.S. system does well.
We could derive the topmost benefit of European style health care if we start by simply providing health care to all kids! Now, immediately. Without any “insurance” rigmarole. Take care of children. Period. Right away. Just do it!