20 docs investigated for bonuses

At a time when cabinet minister Dr. Yves Bolduc is defending the medicare bonuses he received for taking on new patients, his government is actually taking a closer look at the bonus program and 20 other doctors who benefited from it.

Bolduc received the extra payments when he stepped up his practice after the Liberals were relegated to the Opposition in 2012. He eventually made more than $200,000.

The Journal de Montreal says the Health Ministry is checking the files of 20 doctors who also raked in bonuses - and they may be asked to give some of that money back.

The program had been put in place by Bolduc when he was health minister, to encourage physicians to accept new patients at a time when the shortage of general practitioners was severe.

Bolduc insists he did nothing wrong but says he will reimburse the province if the ministry demands it.

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  1. Finn the human posted on 07/08/2014 08:26 AM
    Criminal from all around the world, (if you speak french it'll be better for you) come on down to the best place for looting and pillaging with zero accountability. Our elected officials will not only help you but will even show you tips and tricks to help in your criminal ways! You can even kill kids here and get a slap on the wrist! Be careful thou when driving around all those potholes and falling bridges you gotta watch out for the cops who love giving out tickets to fill their monthly quotas!
  2. Paul posted on 07/08/2014 08:30 AM
    You can't have it both ways: be right and give the money back at the same time.

    If the province demands the money back, it is because it was wrong for him to have given himself the bonus in the first place.
  3. sam posted on 07/08/2014 10:22 AM
    As long as the private medical system provides special access for the elite that make the rules for the public system, the public system will continue its decline. How many cabinet ministers and MNAs and ranking civil servants languish waiting in the regular public health care waiting lists for essential procedures?
  4. Joseph posted on 07/08/2014 01:12 PM
    It seems that there is no pride in being a professional when it comes to the love for money.
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