Too big to fail.
For most that expression applies to big banks, but what about our health care?
As Ontario prepares the way for further transfer (read: privatization) of hospital services to mostly for-profit independent health facilities, it’s a good question to ask.
When the government recently decided earlier this year to end its relationship with 90 private OHIP designated physiotherapy clinics , it was revealed that these clinics were almost all owned by just four companies.
The same narrowing of interests also occurred in Ontario’s home care, where the former competitive bidding system ushered out many of the smaller players.
That’s far from healthy.
We’ve previously said that if you want to see the future of Ontario’s health care system, look to England.