Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Aon Consulting admits healthcare privatization won't guarantee sustainability.

....and it only cost $1.3 million. Even a private insurance company couldn't claim with a straight face that more private insurance would reduce costs.

They do recite the same chicken little pronouncements of healthcare budget doom we've grown used to in Alberta, but to be fair they're using Alberta Finance's numbers to make their predictions, you know, the same ones that have understated revenues by over $40 billion in the last 15 years.

Garbage in, garbage out.

The whole issue of putting the question of whether private insurance should have a greater role... to a private insurance company, doesn't pass the smell test. At least it may have proved instructive that like many private insurance companies in the States, Aon has paid millions in fraud settlements.

Next: My delayed post on trade agreements effect on public healthcare, I promise!

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