Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canadians Want Private Health Care? Really?

According to this article (which most of us could have seen coming, in form if not exact date), "Private for-profit clinics are a booming business in Canada -- a country often touted as a successful example of a universal health system."

The reasons are simple and predictable: The health care system of Canada forces long waits and consists of substandard care, by American standards. Canadians want the same quality and promptness of health care that we Americans have come to enjoy! They'd rather pay out of pocket to get their health concerns promptly dealt with than wait and suffer. Go figure!

Canadian health care implementation is managed by the different provinces, and not all of them have allowed private for-profit health clinics. The Canadian Supreme Court ruled in a 2005 Quebec case that patients whose wait times were exceptionally long could seek private treatment and pay for it out of their own pockets.

Do you like prompt, quality heath care? Then don't let the government control it!

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