Canada’s Health Care System Has Been Diagnosed Terminally Ill

Canada’s health care system has been diagnosed terminally ill. In coming president of the Canadian Medical Association Dr. Anne Doig says her country’s health care system is in desperate need of treatment. According to a story from The Canadian Press:

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country – who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday for their annual meeting – recognize that changes must be made.
“We all agree that the system is imploding, we all agree that things are more precarious than perhaps Canadians realize,” Doing said in an interview with The Canadian Press.
“We know that there must be change,” she said. “We’re all running flat out, we’re all just trying to stay ahead of the immediate day-to-day demands.”

Paul Krugman points out that we’re not exactly pursing this exact same system, but the principals are the same. And we should avoid the same traps. Just a thought.

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