A couple of things…
Canada uses a lot of American developed technology in our hospitals. How universal health care will affect innovation in the US I am not sure and I don’t think that was adequately explored in the clip.
Wait lists. We have them. If you need emergency surgeries or help, you get it immediately. So if you come in dying and you need a surgery to save your life, it happens. If you have “elective” surgery, like plastic, etc, you are lower priority. If you need a knee replacement because you can’t walk, you are facing wait times. They don’t consider being in pain enough to bypass wait listing.
For example: I have trigeminal neuralgia. It’s excruciating nerve pain in the face. I had to get to the point of telling my doctor I was planning to shoot myself before they’d do anything about it. That was after being put on a three year waiting list after waiting two years previously to get the waiting list letter in the first place.
Diagnostics take a long time as well. The MRI that diagnosed my MS was 6 months into a 1.5 year waiting list thanks to a cancellation. If I had something that really limited my time like cancer that could be the difference between life and death.
Seeing a specialist can also take a long time depending on the issue.
That said, I don’t know if you will have the same issues we have because you have a much higher population density. You have bigger centres much closer together than we have.
You’ll also have to pay more in taxes.
And I’m not sure how you’d get past the every state for themselves thing either.