Canadian Health Care Is Efficient And Fair

I am relieved to hear that Prime Minister Jean Chretien does not intend to privatize Canada's health-care system ("Going south up north," Canada, Oct. 19). I am, however, surprised that anyone should seriously contemplate doing so. The Canadian system has faults: Even so, it is reasonably efficient and fair, which is more than can be said for the inefficient and morally bankrupt market system in the U.S.

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