I recently went to Niagara Falls, and while making small talk with the taxi driver, the topic of Canadian Health Care came up. He immigrant to the United States from the Philippians, but he eventually moved to Canada because he thought they had a better health care. He said that before he had kids it was worth the risk of not having great health insurance because he and his wife were healthy and had no history of major illness. However, once he was ready to have kids he wanted to move to Canada to make sure their healthcare needs would be taken care of. He made sure to mention that he did not have to pay hospital bills for the childbirth.
This got me thinking. There have been plenty of stories about pregnant Mexican women coming to the United States illegally to have children so they will born US citizens. I wonder if there are very many Americans going to Canada to have their children so that they can take advantage of the Canadian health care?
*Full review of Niagra Falls coming soon.