The threat of a NAFTA challenge from the for-profit health care industry in United States cannot be over stated.
Allowing for-profit health care would be the “thin end of the wedge” that jeopardizes our entire health system. Based on the rules for “national treatment,” if Canada allows increasing numbers of for-profit facilities, we run the risk of losing our entire universal single payer system in a NAFTA challenge.
We cannot take that risk. Fixing our health care system means protecting the core elements of universal single-payer health care.