Friday, June 10, 2005

Good News from Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favor of Quebec's private sector health care and against the imposition of a state monopoly that's mandated on the national level:

"The court ruled that the long delays, lack of doctors and other problems with universal health care have put Canadians' health at risk. The decision will allow patients to seek private care outside the system, sparking fears that doctors will leave the national plan to go into more lucrative private practice and create a two-tier system."

Update: More info here from Order From Chaos

Update 2: Lawrence White wonders, as I do, why someone would object to a Pareto improvement.