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Leaked documents expose government plans for more contracting out to private clinics

Government documents obtained by the BC Health Coalition expose plans to expand the contracting out of surgeries to for-profit clinics even though the -Conversation on Health" public consultation has not yet concluded.

In a July letter sent to all B.C.s private clinics, Deputy Minister Gordon Macatee asks clinic owners for information about their facilities operations in order to help government explore ``further opportunities for innovative private sector involvement`` in public health care.

The coalition`s medicare campaigner Leslie Dickout says it is more proof that government is not listening to citizens and is intent on expanding private health care despite the evidence that for-profit clinics cost more, undermine public accountability and drain valuable public health care resources. Read more

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