We can debate public policy issues without hurling wild accusations like “social murder” at those with whom we disagree.
Private for-profit hospitals comprise 39 per cent of hospitals in Australia and 43 per cent in Germany.
Many Canadians and commentators in other countries lauding Canadas government-dominated approach to health care refer to Canadian health care as free. If healthcare actually was free, the relatively poor performance of the health care system might not seem all that bad. But the reality is that the Canadian health care system is not free in fact, Canadian families pay heavily for healthcare through the tax system.
If history is any guide, Ontario voters should not expect meaningful discussion of health policy during the upcoming provincial election campaign. Indeed, none of the party leaders have so far offered any feasible solutions to one of the provinces most pressing challenges - the unsustainable growth of government health care spending.