Canada's healthcare protectionism violates NAFTA,Trade Agreement

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Major Canadian hospitals are hosting for-profit services that sell speedy MRIs and CT scans to fee-paying patients, part of a surprising, parallel private health system that appears to stretch countrywide.Canada has a don’t ask don’t tell policy when it comes to private health care. The latest court case in British Columbia between the private clinics and the Province is just one more example of hypocrisy I witnessed for years when it came to private health care in Canada.Canada in the past has shown a wide systematic institutionalize discriminatory practice of shutting out American health care companies in any form.Some are just starting to realize what a one-sided trade deal this has been for the American people for so long. On the other hand Canadian health care companies take full advantage of the free enterprise system that America is so famous for.NAFTA reservation shields Canada only to the extent that they are related to health as a “social service for a public purpose. But since 1994 Canada has created greater commercialization, privatization and competitive elements in the financing and delivery of its health care services.The arbitration was to address the vast inequalities and absence of American health care companies in Canada. Further to shed light on the anti-competitive nature and protectionism that shields Canadian private health care services from U.S. competion in Canada.

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