hi I LOVE BC! i will live there again, no doubt about it! but you have to pay premium for health care on a sliding scale. and they kept sending me premium bills to my ONTARIO address, YEARS after i moved away, and I couldn't use the 800 number to call them coz it wouldn't work from outside BC! it dragged on ridiculously long. i never had to get expensive drugs there so don't know how that would work.
also in bc when it rains you go up the mountain above the cloud and smile in the sunshine. mind you employment at one of the local mountains usually helped me in that respect! (but sometimes it's not high enough and you only end up in the middle of the cloud) and in my case i learned to appreciate the overcast days in winter (weather's great in summer) because it gets coooold when there is no nice cloudy blanket!
in ontario, when i would have started rebif, my student health coverage would have paid for the drugs. before i realized i could get that coverage, i would have had to apply for ontario government funding because i had no money, no employment. i have never paid for basic health care in ontario but that basic cover does not apply to drugs. it would have been around $1800? $1900? per month (something like that??) to pay for the rebif without a drug plan or the government funding.
i have never stayed in alberta long enough to get health care there but we have family friends who used to live in bc and the wife is an rn and they ended up moving to alberta because she wanted the better health care there for her family. the only thing i remember about alberta is that in calgary it can get freaking bitterly cold and that it was so dry that i had a headache every day i was there and my skin felt too tight and itchy. so if you are used to dry it's fine but i was used to humid ontario and temperate bc!