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CMA advisory panel under fire for recommending increased private options

Misleading panel report suggests Canadians don't care if the health system is private or public.

CMA President Turnbull: It s unclear whether user fees fit within contexts of equity, social justiceST. JOHN'S, NL, August 23, 2011: Lauren Vogel writes for the Canadian Medical Association Journal that the CMA's six-member advisory panel, whose recommendations have been ill-received, defends its position by claiming it does not suggest patients should pay for care, only that whether care providers are private or public is irrelevant. The panel does, however, recommend small fees for those incorrectly using emergency services.

Too broad. Open to misinterpretation. Soft on patient responsibility.

The recommendations of the Canadian Medical Association's blue-ribbon advisory panel on health care transformation were met with an array of criticisms a day after being unveiled at the association's 144th annual general meeting in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Delegates assailed the broad-stroke language of the panel's report, arguing that its recommendation that the private sector play a bigger role in the provision of publicly-funded health services could be interpreted as 'opening the floodgates to private, for-profit monetized health care in Canada'…"

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Posted: September 07, 2011

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