Visions of our health care future: Is a parallel private system the answer?


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Abstract

In BriefIn this time of spending restraint, arguments for and against a two-tier medical system are common. Proponents say governments can no longer afford to supply all the health care we want and Canadians should have the right to purchase it, just as they purchases other services and commodities. Opponents fear that administrative costs will rise greatly if this happens, the best physicians will leave the public system and public support for medicare will erode. For this article, Charlotte Gray sought opinions on whether a parallel private system is a good option for Canadians to consider.

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