This news account from the great white north reveals that leaders from the Canadian Medical Association are interested in expanding the private sector’s role in their health care system.
Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country – who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting – recognize that changes must be made.
“We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press.
The pitch for change at the conference is to start with a presentation from Dr. Robert Ouellet, the current president of the CMA, who has said there’s a critical need to make Canada’s health-care system patient-centred.
Hmmm…putting patients first. What a novel concept.
Why on earth does America want to move closer to a health care system that is “imploding”?