According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), hospitals spend 60 per cent more for women who are "too posh to push," and choose a caesarian section, which costs about $4,600, over a vaginal birth, which costs $2,800. Canada paying high cost for C-sections: study
Uh excuse me but C-Sections are the choice of doctors who wish women had come with zippers as the old saying goes. This is why C-Sections are popular in rural hospitals and have been popular in Alberta for decades.
The increase in the use of C-Sections is because it is easier for the doctor, not because mothers are too posh to push. But lets not forget that the medical establishment runs the CIHI and that this is the same establishment that has a monopoly on who becomes doctors thus keeping their salaries safe.
For real Medicare reform it is time to put doctors on salary and proletarianize medical training ,smashing their haughty power and monopoly over the profession.
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