While most Americans envy the Canadian single payer system, Canadians may be looking south for inspiration to reform their health care system. Today’s Vancouver Sun reports that:
British Columbia’s Liberal government is launching a sweeping review of medicare, promising to let citizens decide if they want a health care system that might feature even more private clinics…
The government’s announcement came the same day B.C. [British Columbia] doctors chose private medicine pioneer Dr. Brian Day their nominee as 2007-08 president-elect of the 60,000-member Canadian Medical Association, a powerful lobby organization. The B.C. doctors’ choice must still be confirmed by the CMA’s general membership.
The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has a nice article summarizing the differences between the “Canadian and American health care systems…”