Not really. But they may as well have.
Lavish clinics full of administrators but no healthcare workers. Millions of dollars wasted and little care in return. Thoughts and prayers would have at least been cheaper.Facts on UPCCs
Last Doctor Standing. Dr. Lorne Verhulst poignantly describes how the NDP's overpriced primary care strategy is decimating independent clinics, leaving behind a massive deficit of care.
Primary Care Funding. Compare current fee-for-service (FFS) and UPCC's with a modernized FFS.
Build Your Own UPCC. How much are they really costing? What could we be getting instead?
Project Saviour: Primary Care SPIN. A semi-serious look at how government could dig themselves out of the hole they've made.
Primary Care in Brief. Why BC's 6800 family doctors (third highest per capita in Canada) cannot deliver longitudinal care now (1 page PDF).
Primary Care Crisis Myths. Frequently repeated and compelling on the surface. But all are misleading and distract us from real solutions.
First Aid or Medicine? Episodic vs. longitudinal primary care. It's the difference between patch, prescribe, and refer and actually treating patients. Why are we paying for the former when we need the latter?
Time-Based Fees. Don't raise existing doctors' fees — change them! Reward longitudinal and not episodic care. Quickly attract BC's family doctors (50% who now do something else) back to family practice.
Funding is Control. The real motivation and its consequences.