FLOOD, THOMAS: Selecting features from European systems and pasting them into Canadian medicare will not magically give us a “European” model
HOFFMAN, FLOOD: Should we move to a system like that in the U.K., where physicians are paid a salary and work to terms of a contract?
THOMAS, FLOOD: Two-tier care and extra-billing being sold to the public as strategies for saving health care
FLOOD: New ways are required to ensure that Canadians received the health care they need
FLOOD, O’GRADY: Four things you should know about the pending Charter challenge against medicare
FLOOD and HOFFMAN: Stripping power from Chief Public Health Officer more about politics than promoting health.
A win by a private clinic in an upcoming BC court challenge will only make things worse.
It’s not a cash cow for the public system many make it out to be.