Canada Is Sending Patients to U.S. Funding Cuts Squeeze Hospitals and Doctors
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Locked in a showdown with doctors over health-care funding, Canada's largest province is arranging for pregnant women to get medical treatment in the United States.
The dispute, so bitter that many doctors in Ontario have threatened to stop taking new patients, is the latest sign that Canada's public health-care system is in trouble.
Hospitals across Canada are closing as provincial governments cut funding. Doctors are emigrating across the U.S. border in search of higher salaries. And conservative politicians increasingly are raising the once-taboo possibility of revising the health system to allow some privately funded care. The Canadian system has admirers …
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