According to Canada's wingnut-o-sphere, private medical care is a peachy keen idea because there are horrendous wait times for some procedures and private clinics would take some of the pressure off public facilities and, after all, reducing wait times was one of the CPoC's "five priorities" (that is, until it disappeared down the memory hole) and, naturally, in order to be fair, the costs of those private treatments would still be covered by Canada's heathcare system, so it's a win-win for everyone and, by gosh, aren't we thinking outside the box for clever and innovative solutions to the current healthcare crisis?
Tax-payer funded death
Province to refund abortions
Why this news should worry both the left and the right:
It should worry the left because this ruling sets a precedent that the government must pay for people's use of private clinics.
It should worry the right because this ruling sets a precedent that the government must pay for people's use of private clinics.
For $@%t sake. It's one thing to support abortion. It's an entirely differnt thing to take someone else's money and use it for your own abortion because you don't feel like paying for it yourself. It's especially a sham since there's such strong disagreement over abortion.
Canada's conservatives: Guaranteeing your right to timely, publicly-funded medical care, one carefully-selected, right wing-approved procedure at a time.
AFTERSNARK: Make sure you read the comments section at that article, in which commenter "Gayle" stands out as a paragon of logic and clear thought in a lagoon of addle-brained stupidity. I'm thinking a few years in Gitmo might straighten her out.