Monday, August 22, 2005
Canadian Supreme Court ruling,CMA recent vote-is private care on the way in Canada?
Delegates at the Canadian Medical Association 's recent meeting voted to not reject the alternative of private care in Canada if waiting times are prohibitive. A recent CBC article describes various medical services already in Canada that seem more private than public including employer based health insurance that may provide ammenities outside of the benefits covered by the provencial plans. Canadians who can afford it sometimes also vote for private care. They vote when they buy insurance that will help pay for surgeries south of the border if the wait is too long. Many Canadian physicians also voted already when they left home and moved to the U.S. to practice pirvate medicine.