Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Let the Revolution Begin

King Ralph used his annual Stampede Breakfast to introduce health care reforms, which he has been touting for years. (I am sure this is part of the "legacy" Ralphie wants to have on his bio as well).

I will give some credit to the Tories for at least trying to change the status quo. It doesn't surprise me that the Libs and Friends of Medicare don't like the changes -they are certainly "status quo" groups. The NDP's suggestion of reduction of pharma care and prescription drug costs is going to be implemented, with modifications. Although, why the NDP was the only one to suggest bulk purchasing is beyond me. You'd think as Conservatives (conservative being the operative word) that this idea would have come to them already. A good suggestion nonetheless and Brian Mason (NDP leader) should be duly mentioned and given a toque tip for thinking outside the box.

It is important that the health care revolution begin to ensure funding meets demand for future generations.

3 Comments:

At Tue Jul 12, 09:57:00 PM MDT, Blogger Debris Trail said...

Good heads up on Klein's reforms. I'm not sure I like his approach, but we'll wait and see exactly what all will be actually reformed.

 
At Wed Jul 13, 08:02:00 AM MDT, Blogger Aizlynne said...

It's a start anyway. It will take time to change things. Most of this stuff you can get if you have Blue Cross or private coverage through employer benefits and have been able to do so for years (I upgraded to private room when I had my daughter in 1989).

But I heard today that bulk buying has been going on in BC for over 20 years... wtheck took the "Tories" so long....

 
At Mon Jul 18, 10:52:00 AM MDT, Blogger Melanie(the notebook the movie lover)love shane w. said...

...HI! Do you know who Rachel McAdams is? She is from Canada! BYE

 

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