Bill Murray is out to challenge Canada's outdated government health care monopoly.
No not the Bill Murray from Saturday Night Live fame.
This Bill Murray is an Albertan accountant who, with the assistance of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, is launching a legal challenge to Alberta's health care laws, which he says deny him the right to timely service.
Murray, of course, is trying to copy Dr. Jacques Chaoulli, a Montreal doctor who successfully challenged Quebec's health care laws on the same premise.
In the Chaoulli case the Supreme Court of Canada essentially ruled that access to a waiting list is not access to care.
In Murray's case the government refused him a hip operation because at age 57, he was deemed too old to enjoy the benefits of the procedure.
So much for our compassinate health care system.
You can learn more about this historic challenge here.