An update on the Wylie’s (see original post here) and their request for their cancer drug to be funded. Happy to see this resolved in their favour, and hope that the drug, Compath, works for her and for more than ‘a little longer’ than stated in the article. Quote:
“There are people paying for their drugs who are being bankrupt. They can’t even have these drugs they are paying for put in their arms in a public hospital they are paying taxes for. It’s intolerable and needs to stop”, he (Peter Wylie) added.
Unfortunately, reader comments bring out the usual anti New Canadian rants, rather than the harder issue of what treatments are paid for and what our not by health insurance, whether government or private, and the impact of these kinds of life-prolonging treatments on health care costs and thus health care premiums or taxation.