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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

Ruling good news for health care

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) Thu May 22 2014 Page: A9 Section: Letters Byline: Rick Turner Source: The Daily Courier An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision to uphold the province's ban on private health insurance for medically necessary services is good news for Alberta and all Canadians. 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