In Canada if you get injured on the job and the employer insists on a drug test, you can ask them if they would like to go get stuffed. Then, if they insist on accompanying you to the ER, you can repeat your request, as long as you preface it with 'please'. If they have cause to call the Police regarding your possible drug use, that's another matter. But drug tests are deemed quite intrusive things up here and not given lightly.
I wonder if that's because health care is tied to being employed in the USA, but not tied to employment here? Or if it's just because it's on the job injury? I mean, if it's an interview before the injury gets treated, that's preposterous and intrusive as it could delay treatment.
I just finished $1/2 million worth of treatment free so I'm really happy with the health care system here. I've paid $58 so far for nupogen (worth about $5K for c. 7 days) and that's it.
Yet I've been told by Sloane Kettering that the same treatment in NJ would have cost $3/4 million USD and over $100K in co pay and other costs not covered by my wife's company health plan. Plus, they'd find a way to lose her as an expensive employee. We'd be broke.
So if you're ever wondering about the health care options that may come up in the next election, there are alternatives to employer sponsored health plans.