Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Health Care: We need to do something NOW!


We are heading for an Armageddon in health care.  The way the system is now structured the number of patients a Family Practitioner can support is dropping as the patient base ages.  We need to completely reassess the healthcare delivery model.  We need many more doctors.  We need Physician’s Assistants.  We need independent clinical test facilities.  We need a comprehensive program to permit and encourage all citizens to maintain their own health records.  We need continuing education for all citizens on the aspects of health most likely to affect them.

One simple proposal to deal with the physician shortage would be to eliminate all taxes (income etc) on doctors with active practices.  We would need a new unit at Immigration Canada to deal with the applications!

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