Yes, in Canada it is!
& a good friend of my wife. Her mother lost her foot because it took FOUR YEARS for a standard procedure. Because the 'well oiled' government ran health-care system takes so long. She made more than 10+ appointments, some of which were canceled in advance, one was canceled while she was in the waiting room. It was a huge mess. But with it being free, & government provided, she doesn't get to choose where & with whom the procedure was done. So now she has one less foot because of the wonderful, free, government provided health care!
We also had 2 friend from Canada move to the United States in 2005-ish. They hated the way that their free health care worked, & would rather move here. That's how wonderful it can be.
I'd rather get my paycheck & my choice.