My uncle in Ottawa needed minor foot surgery, the kind that is usually handled same day in the USA. I Canada, it took 11 months because the limited facilities and doctors kept bumping his surgery date because his injury was not life threatening. That is where we are headed. Doctor and facilities shortages will lead to delays and denials. Medicare denies payment on twice as many things as any private health care company. Obamacare gives control of your healthcare to the people who brought you the DMV. Get ready to wait.