We couldn't help but notice a story published a week ago today in newspapers across Canada pointing out that more doctors are without jobs while more patients are waiting longer! This is exactly the kind of absurdity Canadians must deal with when it comes to healthcare.
The article refers to a study by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons that 16 per cent of specialist physicians are unable to find work in Canada. Although the study examined multiple causes for these unemployed specialists, it determined that the main factor is actually the lack of access to resources, such as hospitals and their operating rooms, beds, etc. Can anybody guess the cause of "lack of access" to resources? OK, we'll spell it out for you: Government rationing of health care funding. We thought it might be worth mentioning here, since the Postmedia article stopped short of spelling it out as clearly.
Click here to view the full article by Jessica Barrett as published last week.