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 Crisis Myths. Frequently repeated and compelling on the surface. But all are misleading and distract us from real solutions.
Build Your Own UPCC. How much are they really costing? What could we be getting instead?
Funding is Control. The real motivation and its consequences.
Last Word on Family Doctor Payment Model. A 55% raise? Salary ≥ $385k? Not so much. It will prevent hundreds more docs leaving, but its impact beyond that is limited. It rehabilitates the government's image for the next election, and provides them with a fall guy for when things don't improve. Worse, it derails the momentum for any real change.
BC's Family Doctor 'Shortage'. Why BC's 6800 family doctors (third highest per capita in Canada) cannot deliver the care you need.
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?