Monday, September 17, 2007

Ontario Health Care has Not Improved : Poll

That's what 69% of Ontarians believe [PDF] according to a research survey conducted by SES Research.

Question: As you may know the Ontario provincial government has increased spending on healthcare by 30% to $49 billion since 2003. Taking this into consideration do you believe the quality of healthcare in Ontario has improved, stayed the same or worsened?

Improved/Worsened (N=501, MOE ± 4.4%, 19 times out of 20)
Improved: 24%
Stayed the same: 51%
Worsened: 18%
Unsure: 7%

69% of Ontarians believe that the quality of health care has either stayed the same or worsened since 2003.

I can only conclude that either Liberal hype is not matching reality or people are disappointed with Liberal policy on health care, so they used the survey to express that dissatisfaction.

Liberal policy usually dictates that by increasing funding to a particular program without a plan, it will necessarily improve the services under that program. I guess the gnomes come in when everyone is sleeping and perform hip replacements.

At the very least, Liberals believe spending funds without a plan should at least give the perception that services have improved under that program.

You'll hear press release after press release about how much Liberals spent on this program or that program, but you'll never hear what their goals are with that program or when (if?) they plan to achieve them.

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