Read what TIP said which will answer your questions on healthcare costs if Canadians enter the USA, and also how it is living in Canada.If they can afford to live for five months in the US they are not poor. If they have their own condo and home, I am sure they could probably pay the ridiculous heath care outside the country costs. There are enough Canadians on this website. I would be curious how good or bad living in a socialist country has become. What we see as Americans is very limited, and often colored as to what we want to see, or in some cases what we are allowed to see. It has been rumored, that the homeless are made to disappear when a promotion for the city or a major dignitary visits cities. Then again how many times have I heard that homeless don't really exist. "It is only those that choose to be homeless that are homeless, and everyone else could live at the Ritz."