Halt For-Profit Clinics: UBCM Resolution

September 30, 2009

Delegates to the upcoming annual meeting of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) will discuss a resolution to declare a moratorium on any further development of for-profit medical service clinics in BC. Vancouver is in the midst of a healthcare crisis, with large homeless and low-income populations. UBCM members and medical professionals argue that for-profit clinics will not help the situation, and may exacerbate it by luring physicians out of the public system. Read the full story in The Tyee.