FCPP Publications :: A Win for Healthcare Consumers: "A Win for Healthcare Consumers
Court takes over from frightened politicians
Canada�s Supreme Court has affirmed the right of healthcare consumers to seek private alternatives when Medicare fails to perform.
The ruling brings Canada in line with all other developed countries who already allow private insurance and providers.
The direction in universal access systems is towards structural reforms that expand patient guarantees and choice.
It embodies the principle that governments should mandate services, not provide them direct"