Either last year, or the year before that I sprained my wrist. I headed to the hospital the morning after to get an X-ray as I wasn't sure if it was a sprain or a fracture. Being in Canada, the healthcare is free. For that very reason it seems to be exploited by the elderly. I waited for around 6-7 hours for my x-ray and finally ended up leaving when it started feeling better on it's own. While I was waiting however I manged to get a seat that had a view of the front of the hospital. I watched as the ambulances would go out and come back, and I began to notice a pattern. Every time the ambulances would return, a new elderly person would be pushed down the hallway in a stretcher moments later. I don't think there was one person under the age of 65 that was brought by ambulance. As I watched those old people get wheeled by, I took a look around the waiting room. There were middle aged people and children, some of whom looked alot worse than the elderly folks sitting up in their stretchers. Some of those kids had even been there since before I had arrived. I ask now: Should there be an age cap as to being allowed to recieve aid? Should it go even further than that ala Logan's Run? Why or why not? In my opinion, past the age of 65, a person should be forbidden from recieving aid from a paramedic or hospital. My reasoning for this is that there are people in greater need of help, and they are forced to wait because the elderly take priority.