How's that vaunted Canadian health care system doing? Not so good--although I'd say that a market solution seems to be forming.
Queue-jumpers who can afford to pay at private clinics do so, and that means people in the public system wait longer, she added. In Ontario and Manitoba, Mehra said, they found local hospitals have reduced MRI hours because technologists have gone to for-profit clinics.
Mehra also said a little ominous:
"The contention that for-profit health care can exist along with a public system is not true," said Natalie Mehra, the report's author and director of the coalition. "It is a take-away from the public health-care system."
So you take what the government gives you, and nothing more. That doesn't sound like a free people to me.