Private Health Care in Ontario
The privatization of health care in Ontario is here, whether we like it or not. As Dr. Albert Schumacher, the former president of the Canadian Medical Association put it, “The situation we are seeing now are more services around not being funded publicly but people having to pay for them, or their insurance companies. We have a sort of passive privatization” (Source: CBC.ca). In Ontario, when Liberals won in 2003, they promised to shut down the provinces growing number of private clinics, but in 2006 when Conservatives won federally, that promise stalled. It seems that in Ontario, as in other provinces throughout Canada, the growth of private health care is inevitable.