Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Important Supreme Court Decision Tomorrow

A significant Supreme Court decision is expected tomorrow:
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will render judgment tomorrow in a case that could have far-reaching implications for the future of medicare.

At the heart of the controversial case -- heard in court one year ago -- is whether it is unconstitutional to outlaw private health care for patients who can pay.
A decision in support of freedom to purchase and sell medical services should put an end to all the hand-wringing over the evils of private medical practice.

Personally, I see nothing wrong with a hybrid health services system. True, those with financial resources would get better service. But those without resources would still get services, with less load on the system. And, what's wrong with a society which rewards achievement and financial success with access to better products and services?