Here’s a great example of a community leader getting creative in how to tackle rising health costs and finding smart incentives to attract doctors. The mayor of Calgary, Dave Bronconnier, is proposing building family clinics beside recreation centres—and charging the city for the construction costs, who would then pass the fee onto health services board. This would also help doctors afford to open practices in a city where office fees are huge. Even if this plan doesn’t go ahead, it’s high time a politician put forth some innovative and realistic proposals to alleviate the medical crunch Canadians are facing.
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