We Need Private Health Care

Commentary, Frontier Centre, Healthcare, Media Appearances

The 2010 edition of the Euro-Canada Health Consumer Index 2010, from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy and Sweden-based Health Consumer Powerhouse, found that, despite the fourth highest per-capita spending, Canadian health care ranks 25th compared with 33 European countries, every one of which features a mixture of public and private spending.

All Canadians Should be able to buy Private Health Insurance

Commentary, Frontier Centre, Healthcare

Thousands of Canadians suffer in pain while waiting for surgery or diagnosis. Some die. The Chaoulli judgment explained how this suffering is caused by the government’s “virtual monopoly” over health care. The Charter’s section 7 right to life, liberty and security of the person is violated by laws that force people to suffer on government waiting lists and deny the right to access health care outside the government’s monopoly.

Refugee Policy Reform

Blog, Commentary, Healthcare, Les Routledge

This editorial from Calgary is worth a read.  With the changes, the government appears to be killing a fly with a sledgehammer. It should consider cutting back benefits only to those from designated countries of origin — who might only …

Health Care Needs a Revolution Drummond Couldn’t Offer: The report wasn’t allowed to recommend what our system needs most: Privatization

Commentary, Frontier Centre, Healthcare, Worth A Look

Amid the hubbub following the release of the Drummond Report, I can’t help but think of one of the biggest financial scams of the past century: Bernie Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme, which wiped out hundreds of formerly well-heeled investors. The lesson from Bernie? If something seems too good to be true then it probably is.