I don’t think a single-payor system is the answer. Yes, profiteers are taking advantage of the lack of access in Canada. And we’re not even talking about concierge care:
Clients willing to shell out a $1,200 enrolment fee and yearly dues of $2,300 can become members of three for-profit medical clinics to open in those three cities this summer by Vancouver-based Copeman Healthcare Inc.
And founder Don Copeman said yesterday he’d like to open similar clinics across Canada in the next few years.
But what some view as a bold challenge to Canada’s coveted public health-care system is already sounding alarm bells.
Health Minister George Smitherman said yesterday the Ontario government is reviewing the legality of such private health-care clinics.