My family Doctor is quitting

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No, just moving the premiums from individuals to employers.
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Gilchy wrote:No, just moving the premiums from individuals to employers.


Since doctors are employers at their family practices it will cut into their bottom line.
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Maybe they have been paying it all along.

My employer did and still is in retirement.
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Well at least now I am on a list.
BC was the only Province charging to I imagine the Drs get to write off that expense
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Gilchy wrote:No, just moving the premiums from individuals to employers.


Would you happen to know how it affects the self-employed?
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Gilchy wrote:No, just moving the premiums from individuals to employers.
Lady tehMa wrote:
Would you happen to know how it affects the self-employed?


They will still have to pay their premiums same as before. It's only people under a certain income that get help with their MSP.
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Lady tehMa wrote:
Would you happen to know how it affects the self-employed?


Bsuds wrote:They will still have to pay their premiums same as before. It's only people under a certain income that get help with their MSP.


Nope - as of Jan 1, 2020, there are no more individual MSP premiums, regardless of income level.

If you're self-employed as a sole proprietorship, there will be no MSP premiums. If you're incorporated with an annual payroll exceeding $500,000, the company will have an annual premium tax of 1.95% on the payroll amount.
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Thanks for the info :)
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There are dozens of doctors accepting new patients. I'm looking for one as well because Lake Country Family Pratice is closing. So sad that my doctor of over 30 years is done :(
This link will take you to all the doctors accepting new patients.
https://bccfp.bc.ca/for-the-public/find ... ly-doctor/
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Lauri - you mentioned Lake Country Family Practice is closing? Was that announced? I know the amount of doctors has been dwindling but the entire place is closing?????
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It's was hard enough to get a family doctor, if it is true about this practice in Winfield.
1) OP'er doctor
2) Winfield practice (if true)
3) my friends doctor
4) just heard office above Mission a&w is closing (3 doctors there).
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