Want to emulate the Canadian health care system? Top Doc says it’s “imploding”

The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says the country’s health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.

Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country — gathering in Saskatoon  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,” Doig 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.”

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2 Responses to Want to emulate the Canadian health care system? Top Doc says it’s “imploding”

  1. Sideliner says:

    Definitely something to emulate. This doctor might know a bit about the Canadian “imploding” system than Obama.

  2. sherriaz says:

    How does BHO think that we are going to add 50 million people to healthcare without adding significant numbers of healthcare professionals? With mandatory wage setting, what college grad is going to want to be a doctor and which doctors are going to maintain their practices rather than taking early retirement?
    The whole plan is unsustainable and Canada’s woes are proof that socialized healthcare is not the answer.