In the health care industry in Canada, it can be argued that the single-tier, single-channel delivery model is not working the way it needs to in order to ensure the sustainability of the system. There are those who argue for the need for a two-tiered system where citizens have the right to choose private sector health services and pay for that privilege.

In this commentary, Eye on the Economy: Health care monopoly ‘under fire’, AIMS board member Don Mills examines the possibility of an alternative system worth considering — the introduction of privately delivered, but publicly funded health care in Canada. Mills suggests that it is time to try an alternative to our current healthcare service delivery, still funded by government, where no one can skip the queue and everyone has equal access to the health care services they need.

Read the full commentary here