Montreal women face rationing of obstetrical & newborn care

Montreal women and their newborns should have the choice of obtaining care in the private sector if the McGill University Health Centre goes ahead with changes that are predicted to save $12 million a year.

Physicians at the centre have released a letter “denouncing a possible reduction in services due to budget cuts,” according to an article from the Canadian HealthcareNetwork.ca “Montreal doctors rail against possible loss of women’s health services” http://bit.ly/248TyI6

Just because the centre may not have the budget to offer the services doesn’t mean that the women and their babies don’t need them. Rationing may be a”solution” for governments and bureaucrats; it is not a solution for patients when the Medicare monopoly fails to deliver timely access to quality care. The centre serves about 100,000 patients a year.

 

 

 

 

Canada’s government-run health care system – Medicare -- is a monopoly that prohibits private hospital and private physician care. Medicare is a subpar performer, ranking 10th among 11 advanced countries. Canadians deserve much better! Patients deserve timely access to quality care and choice of hospitals and physicians. Taxpayers deserve much more value for their tax dollars.

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