blackbird Posted January 16 Report Share Posted January 16 (edited) Premier Ford and his health minister just announced this morning and answered questions about expanding private care for certain surgeries in Ontario and getting people who have been waiting a long time the care they need. What do you think about this? The opposition Liberal and NDP parties are opposing this. Ford has said repeatedly people will still pay with their OHIP card. Of course the unions are opposed to expanding private care even if OHIP pays for it. What is it with these unions. Whatever works to get help for the people who are suffering or who need health care should be the top priority. This article describes the problem with bureaucracies. Private businesses are not under the same bureaucratic constraints as government run institutions. They seem to be able to operate much more efficiently. Hopefully this will help to reduce the waiting lists and waiting time for people needing medical care. This is already apparently being done in Ontario, but just being increased. Some other provinces do this somewhat. Of course ideology of the left opposes any private care and think only public institutions can do things. However, the public health insurance plan is paying for it. A lot of their opposition may have much to do with unions. That puts unions ahead of the well-being of the public. quote Typically, if you walk into a shop or any other private business, you will quickly be attended to. On the rare occasion when a queue forms in a private shop, the staff rush about briskly and efficiently, like bees in a hive. By contrast, if you visit a court registry or a department of motor vehicles, you will be asked to take a number and wait, often for hours, as bored and complacent bureaucrats shuffle around and chat with each other, yawning and smiling dreamily while in front of them people are waiting. Government departments involving clerical work are even slower. The pace dawdles to fill the available time. While a developer can retain an architect to draw up plans, have an engineer review them, a quantitative surveyor cost them, and a lender commit millions of dollars, all in the space of one or two months, government approval of the plans can take years. A private individual subject to this torture can call, write, complain, and rage, all to no avail; it is either the government’s way or not at all. unquote Bureaucracy is slow | GoodGovernment.org Edited January 16 by blackbird Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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