A Welcome Second Chance for BC Medicare Protection

This article points out a few aspects that are not often talked about.

For every dollar of extra billing by a private for profit clinic, the federal government claws back an equal amount from its cash transfers.

In 2015-16, that amount was $15.9 million, enough for 53,000 MRIs. So effectively, we all pay for the extra billing.

B.C. is the only province that Ottawa has repeatedly fined for unlawful extra billing.

To read more, click on A Welcome Second Chance for BC Medicare Protection
http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/colleen-fuller-and-seth-klein-a-welcome-second-chance-for-b-c-medicare-protection-amendment-act