Thursday, September 07, 2006

News From Up North

Alberta's ban on buying private health insurance for medically necessary procedures is being challenged by a constitutional watchdog group.

The privately funded Canadian Constitution Foundation said Wednesday it is funding a class-action lawsuit and a statement of claim will be filed in Calgary on Friday.

So what? The taxpayer funded, government run system isn't good enough?

The lawsuit will argue that Murray and other Albertans have a charter right to buy private insurance that could be used for things such as high-quality hip replacements.

Do I dare ask what a "low quality" hip looks like?

"Albertans don't want a system where rich people can buy their way to the front of the line while the rest of us sit and suffer."

Of course not. Then it would be too much like the U. S. system.
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