But I thought their health care was so much better than ours, Part 7

From The Vancouver Sun via John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog:

[T]he health minister, attorney-general and Medical Services Commission of B.C. deny…claims that patients have a constitutional guarantee of access to medical care in the private or public systems.

“There is no freestanding constitutional right to health care,” the government’s statement of defence says in contending that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms doesn’t protect patients who wait long periods for care.

So health care is not a right?  Then what could it be?  Hmm…

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