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Liberals on Healthcare

Just thought I would pose a reminder about the Liberals idea of healthcare:

Source: Team Martin Said:

We know the public administration principle of the CHA already provides flexibility on private delivery” (Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Health, Speech to the Health Policy Summit, April 20, 2004)

"Public administration is the principle, not public ownership. There's a difference between public ownership and public administration." (Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Health, April 27, 2004)

“It is important that we sit down with the provinces and that we look at how we can best deliver it. You say when it's private, it's bad. Fine. I'm saying that some private delivery options – as long as the single payer is there – that is what is in the act." (Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Health, April 27, 2004)

"If some provinces want to experiment with the private delivery option, my view is that as long as they respect the single-payer, public payer, we should be examining these efforts." (Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Health, Toronto Star, April 28, 2004)

On updating the Canada Health Act: “It's important to put everything on the table."(Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, January 16, 2002)

On a bigger role for private health companies: “Look at hospitals. Do you care what the corporate structure of that hospital is, as long as when you present your health card, your stay in that hospital and your treatment is paid for by a public-administered health care system?” (Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, Toronto Star, January 18, 2002)

"The exciting thing on health care is that Paul Martin [has not said] he's going to be wedded to the Canada Health Act."(Keith Martin, Liberal Candidate, Vancouver Sun, January 15, 2004)

Roy Romanow was supposed to provide advice on how to change and create a more sustainable health care system in Canada. Instead, he clings to the belief that more money and an ideologically rigid opposition to private components in health care is the panacea – the universal solution.”(Scott Brison, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Press Release, November 29, 2002)

Canada's health minister [Pierre Pettigrew] says he's open to exploring private health-care delivery with the provinces as long as it doesn't violate the Canada Health Act.(Minister of Health, Toronto Star, April 28, 2004)

Pierre Pettigrew told the Commons health committee yesterday there's nothing in the rules of medicare to prevent for-profit companies from delivering health services, as long as the government – the "single payer" – pays the bills.(Minister of Health, Toronto Star, April 28, 2004)

On ownership of typical medical clinics: "It is not state-owned, it is privately owned by one, two, three or four doctors that are associated. It exists."(Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Health, Toronto Star, April 28, 2004)

In response to a question about private diagnostic clinics: "It's up to the provinces to explore in their ways of delivering (health care) but I'm saying that the public administration does not say everything has to be state-owned."(Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Health, Toronto Star, April 28, 2004)

"I'm saying that the Canada Health Act does not preclude delivery of services by private elements as long as there is a single public payer,"(Pierre Pettigrew, Minister of Health, Chronicle-Herald, April 28, 2004)

In terms of private delivery, I think it has got to be judged on a case-by-case basis which is permitted under the Canada Health Act. The fact is a substantial portion of our system is already privately delivered…I certainly would not allow anything that would damage the essential foundations of our healthcare system. But I think that obviously provincial experimentation, best practices, that’s the kind of thing that I’m sure the Health Minister will look at.”(Paul Martin, Prime Minister, CTV News: Interview with Paul Martin, Prime Minister, April 27, 2003)

On user fees: "I'm going to be very interested to see what Mr. (Roy) Romanow has to say about that, just as I'm interested to see what other reports (say).... If somebody suggests Canadians shouldn't be allowed to talk about it, I'm saying no, Canadians are talking about it and they will be encouraged by me to continue to talk about it."(Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, Toronto Star, January 18, 2002)

“The Canada Health Act has served the country well, but having said that, I am not willing to, at this point, say the Canada Health Act is sacrosanct.”(Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, CBC Radio, January 19, 2002)

McLellan says she has no problem with the introduction of private hospitals in the country, so long as provinces continue to respect the principles of the Canada Health Act.(Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, Globe and Mail, January 21, 2002)

McLellan indicated yesterday she does not believe that allowing privately owned or managed hospitals would undermine the key principles of medicare.(Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, Globe and Mail, January 21, 2002)

"When most Canadians think of a publicly funded, publicly administered system, they’re not thinking of the corporate structure of the hospital they go to."(Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, Globe and Mail, January 21, 2002)

“Look at hospitals. Do you care what the corporate structure of that hospital is, as long as when you present your health card, your stay in that hospital and your treatment is paid for by a public-administered health care system? "(Anne McLellan, Deputy Prime Minister, Toronto Star, January 18, 2002)

"Whether for political or ideological reasons, Mr. Romanow refused to acknowledge private-sector involvement, quite possibly to the detriment of Canada's health-care system."(Scott Brison, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Globe and Mail, November 29, 2002)

"If you want to gut the Canadian public health care system, the best way to do it is to… prevent any level of private participation in the Canadian system."(Scott Brison, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Hansard, December 10, 2002)

"We need a new Canada Health Act that…will allow the provinces to explore different funding models. One option the provinces should consider is to allow private facilities to operate completely independently from the public system."(Keith Martin, Liberal Candidate, Windsor Star, March 2, 2004)

"To save our medical system, we must embrace new ideas, such as allowing a separate, parallel, private system to augment and enhance our public system."(Keith Martin, Liberal Candidate, Medical Post, July 18, 2000)

[Stephen] Owen allows that the private sector will "handle what's outside of" core public care identified at the health summit.(Minister of Public Works, The Province, May 9, 2004)

Editor’s Note: Paul Martin's 1995 budget cut far more from Health care than from non-defence government operations. For every dollar in cuts to non-defence operations, $5.66 was cut from Health transfers to the provinces. In three years, transfers were cut by $4.8 Billion (a 28% cut), while non-defence operations were cut by just $0.8 billion.
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4/13/2005 09:12:00 PM

The secret Liberal health care agneda laid bare.

Harper shuld have these as quotes to read back in the House every day . . .

An there is nothing here about actual Private health care opertaing UNDER THE LIBERALS in Quebec rightnow.

God forbid the Heath Minister, when he is actually not travelling to India to do whatever, would charge Quebec with CHA violations . . . . he's to busy focusing on the private clinics in Vancouver that service Health Care Union workers jumping the queue under the permission of the Workman's Compensation Board    



4/16/2005 06:26:00 PM

Pharmaceuticals are healthcare, are they not? Why is it OK for my prescription drugs to be provided by private enterprise, but not the other provisionings of my healthcare? Can one of the Liberal eggheads explain this to me? Did Pierre Pedicure really mispeak himself, or do the Liberals secretly know that private enterprise is effective and efficient?    



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