PETERS – Prospect of change to doctors’ pay more promising than funding

Health Minister Adrian Dix.

THE PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR FAMILY PHYSICIANS announced this week is a good sign — but not even the best piece of news coming out of that announcement.

The funding itself is $118 million spread between the thousands of family doctors in B.C., averaging about $25,000 per.

That money goes toward covering the overhead costs of running a clinic, something that can cost doctors as much as 30 per cent of their billing income.

It’s meant to tide them over for a four-month period until the end of next January.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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