Canada cuts deal with US hospitals to reduce waiting times

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Story from the Detroit Free Press. (H/T Health Care BS via ECM)


Hospitals in border cities, including Detroit, are forging lucrative arrangements with Canadian health agencies to provide care not widely available across the border.

Agreements between Detroit hospitals and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for heart, imaging tests, bariatric and other services provide access to some services not immediately available in the province, said ministry spokesman David Jensen.

The agreements show how a country with a national care system — a proposal not part of the health care changes under discussion in Congress — copes with demand for care with U.S. partnerships, rather than building new facilities.

I am not so sure that we should be adopting single-payer health care. Who can we cut a deal with to reduce our waiting list delays?

7 thoughts on “Canada cuts deal with US hospitals to reduce waiting times”

  1. I don’t know about this. I remember going to Detroit in the 70’s and having the hosts lecture all 100 of us,”We love our city from behind locked doors and iron bars. If you have to go outside during the day go in a group of no less than 6 people. At night go with no less than 20″ As I recall walking back to the theater where we were performing I saw a guy who was obviously no all there,stripping in a parking lot. I was a kid. I started running,fast.On the last night a gang tried to steal our stage equipment truck while we were in the process of loading it. I remember that the local seniors home had a security guard with a guard dog at his side. I’m not sure I’d want to go there for medical treatment. It’s probably worse now. In those days I could safely walk anywhere in Toronto,at any time of the night all alone.


    1. I was in Oakland county – incredibly low crime rates 20% of national average.

      You probably wouldn’t want to walk around Jane and Finch in Toronto today, lots of gang activity.


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