I think one cannot agree or disagree to this paper, as Ashton Embry is just right in a very objective way. At least if you bear in mind that it's not about making CCSVI standard, recommenend treatment. It's just about making it available NOW to those who want it. It stays your freedom of choise whether you go for it or not.
I tend to agree with this somewhat - if people want to pay for CCSVI testing and treatment themselves, by all means, I think so long as the risks/benefits can be known and accepted by the patients, it should be available.
I don't know if the risks or benefits can be known at this point. Even in cosmetic surgery, the patient has to accept the risks and must have a realistic understanding of the outcome before surgery is allowed. If those things are known and accepted by the patient, and the patient is willing to pay for it, I have no problem.
It's just in our Canadian system, people are asking for public funding of it and I feel that further evidence of effectiveness must be shown before it's publically funded. Ashton Embry is Canadian and so he's talking about our system and having it "available" here and not as an elective, user-pay procedure.