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Private Care Scare

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Is anyone else confused by the recent developments in health care in Vancouver? So all you have to do is open a private care clinic and propose to charge $199 per visit and the province will step in and cover the patient fees? Is this the new way to open hospitals around here? So instead of sitting by and watching the constant slashing of healthcare and closing of care facilities, we’ll just open our own centres, threaten to contravene the Health Act and get funding? Is this the only way to tap into B.C.’s 2.15 billion dollar surplus? And what’s with the topless woman standing by the ocean on facility’s website? I’ll feel so good not waiting in line at the overcrowded ER that I’ll want to do sun-salutations at Kits Beach?

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