Thursday, February 03, 2005
Nationalized health care, such as the Canadian system so lauded by advocates of "universal" health care here in the U.S., requires politicians to craft policies that restrict access to accomplish its financial goals.
There is a great example in this story. It seems that Canadian law forbids using paid-for eggs in fertility treatment. So there isn't much if any of a supply. The story presents this as an "unintended" consequence of a Canadian moral principle, but is it really? Or is it that this policy reduces supply and so reduces the amount of resources dedicated to fertility treatment?
I sucked up to Steve for a link and he took pity on me and also commented on this.
Robin 10:27 AM