Our Medicare is the triumph of values and economics. It provides all Canadians with equal access to care on the basis of need, not wealth, privilege or status. A large majority of Canadians are highly satisfied with the quality and standard of care Medicare gives them. Over the last 40 years our Medicare has served us very well. Our Medicare is worth celebrating and defending. But more than that, our Medicare is, quite simply, a good and sensible idea that works. But there is room for improvement. It is up to us to press for and win those improvements and still stay true to the idea and ideals of a universal, public health care system.