Some Provinces In Canada, Including British Columbia, Currently Ban The Purchase Of Private Insurance For Medically Necessary Services That Are Already Covered By The Public System.
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Some provinces in Canada, including British Columbia, currently ban the purchase of private insurance for medically necessary services that are already covered by the public system. Do you agree or disagree with this policy? Should citizens be permitted to purchase private health insurance for services covered by the public system? Should they be permitted to make additional payments to providers on top of the amounts paid by the public health insurance plan for covered services? What was the intent of the policy? What are the unintended consequences of prohibiting private payments? What do you believe would be the outcome if individuals were permitted to pay privately?