Originally posted by admin:
For Consumers in British Columbia.
BCAA Supporting "For Profit" Healthcare?
If you won't come there, I'll have to bring it here.
For CAA Consumers in Canada?
BCAA Members: Your Feedback Counts
As you may have read or heard in the news, BCAA is offering to its members on a trial basis a new type of insurance called Medical Access Insurance. This type of insurance is intended to provide faster access to health care services within Canada or the U.S. in the event that the public health care system in B.C. is not able to provide those services in a timely manner.
BCAA is offering this insurance product - developed and administered by Acure Health Corp - because many of our members said they saw a need for it and supported BCAA in offering it. In a recent telephone survey of 800 members, 74% expressed support for BCAA offering this type of product.
Since starting the trial offer in August, BCAA has heard from a small number of members expressing a range of opinions about medical access insurance - everything from those interested in purchasing it to those strongly opposed to it. What do you think? Member response is extremely important to us in assessing this product, which is why it is being offered on a trial basis.
Please share your thoughts with us about Medical Access Insurance and be part of our decision making process. Take the BCAA Medical Access Insurance Survey here.
President & CEO
Now if it can happen to Jack Layton(debate misinformation perpetrated), why not "choose" to let it happen to you?
You see, having the insurance available is not the only thing to think about here. Under Workman's Compensation, how many times has these "for profit clinics" been used to get workers back to work faster? Workers.......unite.
The issue here is to "speed up treatment for others" and not admit "a two tier system" to clear backlogs.
Can I fault my buddy even though I explain to him what he is doing, and then again, I wonder. It could be a year if he did not take this way. He needs and wants to work, so he pays. The cost had been calculated on that year, versus, what he may have made in two months.
He is obviously not the only one that made this calculation.
Again it is about getting more doctors into the system, making available hospital beds, and clearing up the wait times. There would be no reason to look for a way to implement "for profit clinics," to help clear up the backlog, had our provincial and federal governments sought to deal with healthcare in this way.
[ 08 October 2008: Message edited by: admin ]