Former Winnipegger David Gratzer on Michael Moore’s film “Sicko.”
Well known critic of Canada’s health care system, Dr. Brian Day, has been elected president of the Canadian Medical Association. Is this a sign that the CMA is ready for a change as well?
The freshly minted report prepared by Roy Romanow is dead on arrival.
Medical savings accounts would help inject freedom of choice and personal responsibility back into health care, spur some badly needed changes in techniques and technology, and save billions of dollars.
Private hospitals? Contracting out of health services? Last week, Mr. Harris flirted with the unthinkable: “If we’re going to have a universal system, we should not be afraid to say, ‘Can the private sector run this hospital better? Can they provide this service better? If they can, why should we fear that?’ “
Why is it that Canada’s two main political parties have virtually identical positions on medicare, while the public is now looking for new options?
Increasingly people have angst about the system. Eight out of ten Canadians in a recent Angus Reid Poll thought the system was in crisis.