The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is an independent, non-partisan organization that defends constitutional freedoms. They take on cases like unconstitutional liquor laws, property rights laws involving firearms and civil forfeiture and now they’re taking on the health care system in BC.
I've talked about Alberta Health Care System bloat and absurd wait times. BC's system isn't better with Fraser Institute stats showing average length from general practitioner to specialist to treatment is 22.4 weeks. Delays can have serious implications like progression of disease resulting in medical complications, even death.
CCF’s aim in the BC health care policy case is to give patients control over their health care options by challenging areas of the BC Medicare Protection Act which prevent patients from obtaining timely private medical care.
Most countries have a mixed health care system where patients can choose to seek medical advice and treatment from government mandated systems or private facilities.
Why should Canadians who have the ability to access private health care options, instead have to wait in line to die?