What a bizarre development. The government health care utopia that is Canada seems to be struggling with massive cost overruns and poor service.
Ontario, Canada's most populous province, kicked off a fierce battle with drug companies and pharmacies when it said earlier this year it would halve generic drug prices and eliminate "incentive fees" to generic drug manufacturers.
British Columbia is replacing block grants to hospitals with fee-for-procedure payments and Quebec has a new flat health tax and a proposal for payments on each medical visit -- an idea that critics say is an illegal user fee.
It's almost as if, in health care, big government is not the solution, but part of the problem.