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Defend Medicare in court

Patient-doctor-public alliance launches their case to save Canadian health care

Patients, doctors, health groups join in court battle with for-profit clinic seeking US-style system Vancouver, BC - Today a group of patients, doctors and health care advocates won the right to present expert evidence defending Canadian health care in the BC Supreme Court case against clinic owner Brian Day. This court battle will determine the future of Canadian public health care.…Read More

Legal challenge threatens medicare: No evidence that for-profit health care results in better outcomes

By Monika Dutt and Rachel Tutte, Special to The Vancouver Sun May 1, 2014 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Legal+challenge+threatens+medicare/9797... We are just four short months away from an unprecedented legal challenge to Canadian public health care that will put the fundamental Canadian principle of care based on need, not ability to pay, on trial.…Read More

Advocates Applaud Alberta Court Ruling

BC public health care advocates applaud Alberta court ruling upholding ban on private payment for health care BC to face similar, but broader, constitutional challenge this year Public health care advocates in B.C. are celebrating an Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision to uphold the province's ban on private health insurance for medically necessary services. The court was not persuaded that wait times in Alberta are linked to the province's ban on private insurance that duplicates what is covered under Medicare.…Read More

Supreme Court Showdown UVIC

March 27, 2014 - 04:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of for-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of Canadian Medicare as we know it – a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set to go to trial in September 2014, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce the defining Charter interpretation that will apply across the country.…Read More

Supreme Court Showdown

January 22, 2014 - 04:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver's for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent offor-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of CanadianMedicare as we know it—a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set togo to trial spring or fall 2014, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce the…Read More

Supreme Court Showdown

January 22, 2014 - 03:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver's for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of for-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of Canadian Medicare as we know it—a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set to go to trial spring or fall 2014, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce thedefining Charter interpretation that will apply across the country.…Read More

Supreme Court Showdown

February 26, 2014 - 04:00 pm

Parties in the case are calling it the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. In 2009 Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of for-profit health care, launched a constitutional challenge that could erase the foundation of Canadian Medicare as we know it – a health care system based on need, not ability to pay. The challenge is set to go to trial next year, will likely end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, and may produce the defining Charter interpretation that will apply across the country.…Read More

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