As we make decisions about health care in our country, I wanted to share my experience growing up in Canada. Our family moved to Canada when I was 10 years old. Our family was covered by the national health-care system. We had excellent health care, and in fact, my mother still sees our family doctor.
I had my tonsils and wisdom teeth out there, and my mother is still receiving state-of-the-art care as she ages. The cost of our health care to our family was and continues to be zero dollars. Everyone is provided with free health care -- the rich, the poor and all of us in between. I proudly tell the story of Canada's fair, humane and effective health-care system. I would like to be equally proud of our health-care system in the United States.