Lots of Surgeons, Not Enough Money

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  • “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”, is the myth – unless, as you suggest, his ability to pay is part of today’s more practical ideology.

    Gordon a.... | September 3, 2016 | Reply

  • I agree! Keep our public health care but remove the restrictions on alternatives where supply and demand is regulated by prices.We currently have “multi-tiered” systems for food, clothing, shelter, etc which appear to be working quite well.

    Steve Chipman | September 3, 2016 | Reply

  • Unfortunately, it is almost impossible in Canada to have a civilized, rational conversation about what should be “medically necessary” services and what should not. Each provincial government wants to make this decision, as do doctors. However, governments have to face advocacy groups and voters, and doctors have to face individual patients …. So in the end, pretty much everything is deemed medically necessary. It would be so refreshing to have a reasoned, informed discussion about Canadian health care, what we can afford publicly, and what patients should be allowed to consume at their own expense, if they choose.

    JillR | September 2, 2016 | Reply