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A heartbreaking letter from a Chestermere family MD on why she's ending practice in AB:

"I can't in good conscience accept the changes the current AB gov't is enforcing [or] that patients I care deeply about will be denied healthcare in the future if this trend continues" #ableg
I moved from South Africa...where my freedom to practice
good medicine was untenable...a system of private healthcare that saw only the fortunate few able to access care...I never thought I would be seeing this disparity of
income-based healthcare pushed in this country." #ableg
"I have moved continents to be here. I was recruited to Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, but willingly came to Canada, the birthplace of Medicare, because I believed in a system of healthcare that serves everyone equally." #ableg
"The sacrifices of homeland, and family, at great personal expense, was worth the autonomy and the system I would serve, the lives I would impact, and the ability to sleep at night, knowing I was making an impact." #ableg
"The AB gov't would make me out to be a ‘greedy’ doctor,
robbing people of their tax $. In the last 3 mos, our clinic
has gone deep into debt to serve our patients, w/ closed doors & minimal resources. It's been an honor to be able to help, even virtually, whenever we can" #ableg
"Our clinic supports multiple families – all our staff, our juniour MDs, & our own families on our total ‘billings’. Yet, the government would like you to think that the ‘billings’ is the money I take home at the end of the day, and this is just not how a business is run." #ableg
"I urge the stakeholders to reconsider the future of healthcare in this province and in this country, especially at this critical time in history where the true value of our health system is so glaringly obvious." #ableg
And a letter from her colleague in Chestermere who's also leaving. That's two doctors lost to this community as of the end of October thanks to Jason Kenney & the UCP's war on doctors.

Albertans deserve better than this gov't. #ableg
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