I'd like to start the day of with a real-life example of our two tier health care system. Despite what Paul Martin tells you, we do have two tier health in this country. The rich and the poor are not treated as equals, and you get what you do (or do not) pay for.
My husband's co-worker recently became a dad. Unlike myself, his wife remained in the hospital for a week after delivery. It cost him over $200/day out of pocket to have a semi-private room. The free, non-private room fit 5-6 beds in one big room. Semi-private rooms have only 2 beds. Private rooms have only one bed. The cost varies from hospital to hospital
This begs the question: do poor people not like or deserve privacy also?
What if, and thankfully this was not the case, a woman had no choice to stay in a hospital after pregnancy due to complications?
Relative to other issues in our health care system (such as wait times), privacy is perhaps not the most important problem facing us. However, it does provide a very clear example of the fact that two tier care already exists in some form. If all Canadians are entitled to the same treatment, then this treatment should include the level of privacy given to a patient.