“The federal government will not stand in the way of provinces that want to “experiment” with medicare by hiring for-profit private companies to deliver medical services within the publicly funded system, says Health Minister Pierre Pettigrew.”
I’m pretty sure the NDP will freak, but there needs to be some real leadership on this issue. The status quo system already eats up about 50% of government revenue in Saskatchewan. If a private company can deliver better services funded by the government why not let them. There is a clear need for innovation in this space and all the public system can do is ask for more money.