Double-dipping and private care go against evidence-based policy

While there can be no doubt that the vast majority of doctors care first and foremost for their patients and their well-being, it doesnt follow that the public policies their delegates support will adequately address issues of waiting times, of access and of fairness.

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) recently released a position paper titled Medicare Plus: Toward a Sustainable Publicly Funded Health
Care System in Canada. This document, prepared in partnership with NUPGE, the Council of Canadians, BC Health Coaltion, and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, summarizes the various positions adopted in the last two years by the CMA in regard to the administration, organization and funding of health care in Canada.

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