Archive: Show #187 "Toxic Shock"

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Mike Harris is still reeling from the announcement the federal budget gives the provinces just $2.5 billion over four years for health care and education. Harris is threatening that unless more is coming - and soon - privatization of the system may become inevitable. But how is our health care system faring right now? Health care reform is only halfway done and appears stalled. The province's doctors, currently in negotiations, are not supportive of the move to community care. And many would argue significant portions of our health care system have already been privatized. Where should we be going from here? Our guest: Health Policy Analyst Michael Decter with panelists Gina Brannan, Jordan Berger and Richard Mahoney.
Mar 06, 2000
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