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The idea that some Albertans might be getting their health care more rapidly than others, because of who they happen to be, or who they know, seems to have generated a fair amount of rage among opposition politicians and the public. Yet many of those who decry such queue jumping by elites and the politically connected are supporters of the current public monopoly in health care insurance and hospital care delivery, and it is this very structure, and the rationing by waiting it entails, that is to blame for the situation.