March 14, 2023
The Ford government has introduced Bill 60, Your Health Act, which allows more private for-profit clinics to permanently perform publicly funded surgeries and diagnostic procedures – including cataract surgeries, MRI and CT scans, gynecological surgeries, and knee and hip replacements.
There is no cap on the number of new clinics that the government will license nor is there a limit to the number or type of surgeries that will ultimately be shifted to private clinics.
Already-stressed public hospitals will now be forced to compete with private clinics for staff as well as provincial funding for surgical services.
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