Files for BC's New Minister of Health Adrian Dix

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Files for BC's New Minister of Health Adrian Dix

B.C.'s seniors advocate issues residential care report, largest in Canada

http://theprovince.com/news/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/b-c-s-seniors-advoc...

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Adrian Dix includes key NDP allies in health authority appointments

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/adrian-dix-includes-key-ndp-alli...

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Shut 'em down and build more government run seniors' residences.

A Bath a Week: One Look at Privately Run Seniors Care

As private care expands in BC, staff and residents say low wages have led to decreased quality of life at one Parksville seniors residence.

https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/10/26/A-Bath-a-Week-Privately-Run-Seniors-C...

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Gee a reporter for the mainstream press supports private health care clinics so the rich can go to the front of the line.

Who knew!

Hopefully Canadians are not as stupid and short-sighted as our mainstream, represent only the rich, press.

Adrian, shut 'em all down!

Private clinics are the necessary but unwanted foster child of health care

http://vancouversun.com/news/politics/private-clinics-necessary-part-of-...

 

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Gee a reporter for the mainstream press supports private health care clinics so the rich can go to the front of the line.

How long is the line?  Canadians are totally used to the idea that some things have a line.  But at the grocery store, it's seldom longer than five minutes.

If our beloved health care system is producing lines that stretch into HOURS then either we should be funding them better, or they should step back if someone else -- anyone else -- can meet the need.  If the local Fire Department could only respond to your house fire in three hours, would you argue against a parallel system that could be there in 15 minutes?  Wouldn't you argue that the public FD needs to step up, rather than that the private firefighters are destroying our totally sufficient public system?

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Oh, yes. Much better for everyone to have equal access to lack of healthcare. Access to a waiting list is not access to healthcare. Are you really dumb enough to think that "the rich" wait in line with the "great unwashed" rather than swan off to the US or the medical tourism destinations in Mexico or India?

At the least, allowing a two tier system like in Europe will provide doctors with incentive beyond the operating room restrictions placed upon them by funding starved hospitals. Healthcare is 'free' but it is also severely rationed by budgetary limitations.

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Gee a reporter for the mainstream press supports private health care clinics so the rich can go to the front of the line.

How long is the line?  Canadians are totally used to the idea that some things have a line.  But at the grocery store, it's seldom longer than five minutes.

If our beloved health care system is producing lines that stretch into HOURS then either we should be funding them better, or they should step back if someone else -- anyone else -- can meet the need.  If the local Fire Department could only respond to your house fire in three hours, would you argue against a parallel system that could be there in 15 minutes?  Wouldn't you argue that the public FD needs to step up, rather than that the private firefighters are destroying our totally sufficient public system?

The lineup may be hours for emergency treatment but in BC, surgery lineups are measured in years if not immediately life-threatening. All the cancer surgeries go to the head of the line and the merely painful or uncomfortable collect dust until some booking clerk ventures into the unknown. 

 

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Reducing wait times - just what the doctor ordered.

Keep on fining and shutting down these private, for the one percenters, health care clinics.

Looking good Adrian!

https://twitter.com/adriandix?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email&i...

 

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Terrace could see 7 new doctors by this Fall. Sweet!