You can read above to see that it was you, not I, making the initial unsupported claim. Give us some stats that indicate that fewer people miss out on healthcare services in a private system. Otherwise get back to the office and sell someone some Scotch-guard.
And you can back up your assertion that going to a private system would reduce suffering and dying needlessly? Certainly not true in the US.
I'm not advocating a private system. Never have, never will. Offer Canadians choice.
Do you need stats to know that allowing Canadians to seek care in another jurisdiction while still being covered by their provincial health care plan would be a benefit?
Picture this as your mother. Your mother has a condition that not acted upon quickly will result in her never walking again.
Would you not prefer the option to seek care elsewhere rather than be forced to wait an amount of time that will result in her being paralyzed or would you prefer to get a second mortgage to save her legs?
I find it cruel to make people that need urgent surgery to wait in order to save a few bucks. We're putting a price on the well being of people. We offer this to some people, but not all. That's not right.