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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:32 am
 


Title: Doctor closing practice in Fort McMurray, leaving province over 'instability' in Alberta's health-care system
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Posted By: DrCaleb
Date: 2020-05-20 09:27:33
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"In the end, I chose less for more. I chose a pay cut." said Young. "I chose to practise in an environment that is committed, through binding contract, to its physicians, the stability of their practices and the delivery of quality, patient-centred family medicine and primary care."


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 am
 


At least she’s from Newfoundland originally so she knows what she’s getting into. I wouldn’t be encouraging such a move at the moment. The province’s financial position was already dire before COVID and the oil crash.


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But at least NL will sign a contract with physicians so they can plan their practices and know what is expected of them.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:15 pm
 


This province will be a shadow of what it once was by the end of 2021. And that's as much from the wave of austerity that's coming as it is from COVID or the oil collapse.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm
 


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This province will be a shadow of what it once was by the end of 2021. And that's as much from the wave of austerity that's coming as it is from COVID or the oil collapse.


People should be fine with it. That is what they voted for, after all.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:30 pm
 


Being a modern conservative must mean being a masochist, in that they're all apparently more than willing to end up living a diminished life as long as they people they hate get hammered even harder. Christ sakes, middle of a fucking pandemic and the comments sections are full of barely-educated idiots ranting about how doctors and nurses are "paid too much".

Yeah, this is the true untergang for Alberta. All directions clearly point downwards now. :|


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:32 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
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"In the end, I chose less for more. I chose a pay cut." said Young. "I chose to practise in an environment that is committed, through binding contract, to its physicians, the stability of their practices and the delivery of quality, patient-centred family medicine and primary care."


Powerful stuff.



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Thanos wrote:
This province will be a shadow of what it once was by the end of 2021. And that's as much from the wave of austerity that's coming as it is from COVID or the oil collapse.



My in-law's family doctor is closing her practice and moving to the BC Interior. In her letter to patients, she said she will earn slightly less money, but have a better quality of life and less stress.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:37 pm
 


But, but, think of how your grandchildren will thank for them having to pay a dollar per paycheque less in taxes forty years from now if we drive half of the medical professionals out of the province today! Put that in a piggy bank and it's big savings! Plus oil's coming back huge, any day now! $200 a barrel, guaranteed, by next spring!

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:40 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Thanos wrote:
This province will be a shadow of what it once was by the end of 2021. And that's as much from the wave of austerity that's coming as it is from COVID or the oil collapse.


People should be fine with it. That is what they voted for, after all.



To have Alberta become a ward of the state. That's at the feet of Klein.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 5:45 am
 


^^ Most of the Covid cases in Alberta were in two areas. For profit extended care facilities, and meat packing plants. Secondary infections from those were some of the few cases in the community.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:22 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
But at least NL will sign a contract with physicians so they can plan their practices and know what is expected of them.


Government contracts are null and void if there's no money to fulfill them. That's just how it works.


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DrCaleb wrote:
But at least NL will sign a contract with physicians so they can plan their practices and know what is expected of them.


Government contracts are null and void if there's no money to fulfill them. That's just how it works.


There was plenty of money when the contracts were cancelled. And citizens demand a public health model, that's just how it works.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:18 am
 


We'll see what happens when tax revenues collapse in this quarter and next.


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