I saw it about a year ago. It terrified the hell out of me (that this could happen in not only a first world country, but in the most powerful nation on the planet), and made me even more appreciative of what I have here.
As a Canadian born in the late 60's, I have never known a time that hasn't had universal health care (it was enacted nationally in 196
. It is a wonderful feeling to know that no one in this country will be turned away from an emergency room or lose their home because they don't have money to pay for treatment. There are even provincial plans in place to subsidize medication that is too expensive pay for (in Ontario, it's called "Trillium", named after our provincial flower, and uses and individual's previous year's income to customize quarterly "premiums" that you pay towards your medicine -- and the province pays the rest of the cost).
That having been said, it doesn't always work as wonderfully as one might think. Not everything is covered or is only partially covered (usually cosmetic, and occasionally elective, things), and for certain things are frequency limitations. There are often long waiting lists for certain types of exams (ie. MRI), and patients who can afford to pay for it travel across the border to get the work done. Furthermore, there is a doctor shortage in the country, especially in rural/isolated areas, as many doctors are lured by more money that can be made in the States (here doctors bill by procedure according to a provincially-regulated fee guide, and extra billing on top of that fee is not allowed). And doctors who do come here to work often have to wait years to work in the province of their choice (namely Ontario or British Columbia), as they must complete qualifying exams to be able to work there.
Even with all of this, I STILL would rather be here than in the States. I can't imagine the financial & emotional stress people go through over health issues when their healthcare system is a "for-profit" industry.
As an aside, universal health care in Canada was advocated and established by Kiefer Sutherland's maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas. Just a bit of Canadian trivia for you.