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Hospitals left to fix ‘crisis’ of problems from weight-loss surgeries done at for-profit clinics

July 18, 2014 | Tom Blackwell The National Post  She had once dreamed of easy, medically enhanced weight loss, but Beth’s high hopes came to an excruciating end last year with a “huge pop” — from inside her body. Like thousands of other Canadians struggling with obesity, the Toronto woman, helped by her mother, had paid for weight-loss surgery at a private Ontario clinic, won over by marketing that promised rapid, effortless slimming.…Read More

Counterpoint: Let's fix medicare, instead of destroying it

National Post | June 21, 2014 12:01 AM ETby: Monika Dutt, Maude Barlow and Rick Turner Writing in the National Post, Marni Soupcoff called Brian Sinclair, an aboriginal man who died needlessly in a Winnipeg ER waiting room, a "martyr to medicare" ('A martyr to medicare,' June 11). She proceeded to use his tragic case to justify two-tier health care, as if vulnerable people, such as Mr. Sinclair, would benefit from a U.S.-style system where some people get to pay privately to jump the queue. The evidence from around the world suggests that this is not the case.…Read More

Public Forum - Do you care about Medicare?

June 4, 2014 - 07:00 pm

Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver's for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of privatized health care, has launched a constitutional challeng to break Medicare via the courts and establish US-style system in Canada. Plan to attend the Public Forum to learn why parties in this case, including the BC Government, are calling this the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. Panelists:…Read More

Public Forum - Defend Medicare in Court

June 10, 2014 - 07:00 pm

Join a panel of those involved in the Supreme Court case against Dr. Brian Day. Brian Day operates the Vancouver-based for-profit Cambie Surgery Corporation, infamous for unlawfully billing patients – in some cases, up to six times the legal amount. Day and his clinics are behind a constitutional challenge to Medicare, scheduled to go to trial in BC Supreme Court this September.…Read More

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