They repeat that "630,000 more Ontarians have access to primary care physicians" then the president of the provincial medical association goes on a press junket to repeat the same statistic. The problem is that access to a family doctor didn't keep up to population growth and even though 630,000 more people gained access 230,000 more where unable to find one. The net result over the time period is that 1% fewer people had primary care access.
The sad part is that we have an action plan already in place to increase access and it may well work. For those of you in the US, one of the side effects of universal coverage will be lack of primary care access. You may well be facing the same problems of lack of access, diversion to the emergency department and government spin. Good luck.