Daren Jorgenson (founder of Choice®)
Over the last 8 years I have shipped nearly a billion dollars worth of affordable prescription medication from Canada pharmacies to patients in the United States.
I own and operate a number of Pharmacies and Primary Care Medical Clinics here in Canada.
When a person takes a real hard honest look at the degree healthcare costs are rising in Canada you must ask yourself when will it implode on itself.
Since our Universal Healthcare System was created in Canada there has been enormous advances in 3 prime areas:
And there is nothing to say these advances will not continue to occur and I suspect at an even higher rate.
- Surgical Procedures
- Pharmaceutical Treatments
- Diagnostic Services
These facts combined with our aging population demands our policy makers to think outside the box and make brave and bold choices.
I firmly believe in the Canadian Healthcare system and it's universality but I am also a realist and the reality is at some point in the not so distant future it will collapse.
This is why I support THREE TIER MEDICINE for Canada:
||Universal Healthcare as we know it but with a big dose of reality checked into it. We have to be honest with Canadians and the truth is Canada cannot afford to continue paying for all the Surgical / Pharmaceutical / Diagnostic advances.
||Would allow Canadians to access some medical services from Private Clinics without leaving Canada. These patients would pay the entire cost themselves. There would be 2 checks put in place to protect TIER I:
- we would have to ensure TIER II did not adversely effect the healthcare workforce available for TIER I.
- I suggest we tax all TIER II services approx 20% and these taxes are funneled directly into TIER I healthcare.
||the use of foreign supplies and services which can be proven to save the Canadian Healthcare system money while maintaining a safe and acceptable standard of care. This is exactly what I am doing when I ship prescription medicine from Canada to the US. Apollo hospitals in India last year performed over 100,000 surgeries on Europeans. If a foreign facility can perform a safe and effective surgery on a willing Canadian patient at dramatic savings to the Canadian healthcare system why wouldn't we take a serious look at it ?