Thursday, March 30, 2006
We're Through The Looking-Glass Here, Folks
Sun, March 26, 2006
'Third Way' is more like a dead end
By Bishop Fred Henry
There has been so much talk for so long with so few specifics about the so-called "Third Way" I was beginning to expect something draconian in terms of controlling costs.
It's sort of scary when I find myself agreeing 100% with Bishop Fred Henry, noted local homophobe. The best bit of this article is the last few paragraphs:
What we really need is a "Fourth Way" founded on the principles of universality (all are entitled), portability (coverage maintained in the case of a move or travel within Canada), comprehensiveness (all necessary services), accessibility (reasonable access unimpeded by financial or other barriers) and public administration (carried out on a non-profit basis by a public authority).
All of which serve the common good and recognize health care is a public good in which the few must not profit at the expense of the many.
We could even call it the Canada Health Act!
Are you listening, Ralph?
Wow, that's the sort of snark that we like to indulge in around here, minus the swearing and pictures of punk rockers of course. Anyway, well done Bishop Henry, but I'm still going to be keeping an eye on you!