The Economist has an excellent story in this week’s magazine about the rise of Polish health clinics in Britain. Polish doctors are setting up private clinics dentists, general practitioners (GPs), paediatricians and gynaecologists that have “pulled off the remarkable feat of selling medical care to working- and middle-class people who could get it for nothing”.
I know this is red meat to the defenders of Canadian health care but I find it a very interesting trend. The public policy objective should be to provide high quality health care to all New Brunswickers. That is what we should be fighting to defend. The mechanisms of how we do that should be up for vigorous debate.