September 27, 2023

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PCQ relies on direct private-public competition to improve care supply

PCQ relies on direct private-public competition to improve care supply

(Quebec) According to the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ), the salvation of the public health network is through a private company.

Posted at 5:23 pm yesterday.

Jocelyn Richer
Canadian Press

The government, led by Eric Duheim, actively promotes competition between the private sector and the public sector to improve the supply of health care to Quebecs and relies on foreign private investment.

The health care system, which has been completely transformed based on direct private-public competition, will be the center of a small revolution suggested by the Conservatives in the next election campaign.

Rather than being complementary, the contribution of the private sector should, according to them, be at the heart of the reform to be implemented. And if private companies coming from here and elsewhere invest in health, it is much better to reap the benefits.

Because without direct competition between the public network and private companies, “everything will fail” d.R Kareem Eliobi, PCQ’s chief spokeswoman on health and party candidate in Argentina.

“We want foreign investors to use their financial capital and their smart capital,” he said, explaining his ideal model for building private hospitals, private clinics and turning patients into customers.

The competition should eventually become a “central tool” available to the government to “attract investors” who want to build and maintain hospitals, the doctor said, adding that it was urgent to end the state’s monopoly on health. .

DR Elayoubi was one of the keynote speakers invited to attend a church-organized church in Quebec on Saturday to replace the private sector in health care supplies.

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According to him, despite the radical nature of the changes proposed by the Conservatives, their proposal does not contradict the principles enshrined in Canadian health law, especially on the basis of universality. The challenge in court may therefore seem “unlikely” to him.

He believes that with the new dynamic, the widest possible opening for private companies and insurance companies, the public health network will be more efficiently maintained, ensuring “its survival” “without the choice to adopt its competitor”. .

Conservatives want to end regi d l’Assurance Malady (RAMQ) monopoly. They want Quebecars to take out private insurance (called “duplicate”) for the services and care already provided by RAMQ. For example, if a patient waiting for surgery with private insurance thinks they will have to wait longer in the public sector, they may opt for treatment at a private clinic. In principle, part of the bill is borne by the insurance company. Eventually tax credits can be made available.

This still raises the question of access. Not everyone can necessarily get private insurance, which can be very expensive. So people who are doubly insured will eventually benefit from others, having a choice between waiting for their turn on the public network or resorting to a private clinic. But PCQ claims that doing so will make the middle class accessible to them and help clear the waiting lists for the public.

According to dR Elayoubi condemned the current “pseudo-universality”, saying that the existing monopoly was “supremacist” because access to private clinics was reserved for the wealthy, who could only afford the cost of surgical intervention.

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In order for the system to work, the Conservatives are counting on a series of large changes, allowing mixed practice for physicians that they can easily switch from public to private, which is currently prohibited. PCQ also wants to significantly increase the number of physicians, aiming to train 300 to 500 medical students each year.

In addition, we want to increase the powers and autonomy of health professionals, including nurses, and accelerate the recognition of health professionals with foreign degrees.

Conservatives are promising to review how hospitals are funded, an idea that has been circulating among other parties for years. Hospitals that treat more patients receive more money from the state. We should look at the patient as an income rather than an expense, says Summary dR LUB.

PCQ does not seek to “privatize” the health network, but to “liberalize” it, a physician qualified to advocate for greater decentralization of the decision-making process.

At the heart of the reform is the freedom of the patient, for example we want him to choose the hospital where he will receive surgery. In fact we want hospitals to compete with each other.

Conservatives believe it will take a decade for a complete overhaul of the health care system. But they want to start big changes from the beginning in seizing power in the National Assembly.

Saturday’s symposium attracted hundreds of activists on site and in virtual mode. Other speakers were invited to share their thoughts on the subject: Maria Lilly Shaw, economist at the Montreal Economic Institute, Norma Khozaya, vice president of research and chief economist at Conceil du Patronat du Quebec, as well as CEO Montreal Echnock, economist and economist.

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PCQ is on the rise, according to the latest surveys. Party leader Eric Duheim, who appeared shortly after the meeting, said health would be a major issue in the next election campaign.