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Push back privitization

Save public health care system before it's too late

August 14, 2014 | Nancy Czignany Alberni Valley Times Beginning Sept. 8, the biggest challenge, to date, to Canada's medicare will be heard in British Columbia's Supreme Court. If successful, our public healthcare system will crumble across the country. The constitutional challenge is being led by Dr. Brian Day who operates the private forprofit Cambie Street Clinic in Vancouver.…Read More

For profit health care has no right operating in Canada

August 15, 2014 | Gillian Bateman The Province Beware! Our health-care system is being accosted! Despite its “warts,” Canadians value Canada’s health-care system. It has been a right for over 40 years, since Tommy Douglas fought to provide equitable, world-class health care to all Canadians. So why is Dr. Brian Day’s B.C. Supreme Court case not garnering greater media coverage and public attention?…Read More

Constitutional challenge could mean the end of health care in Canada as we know it

Zoe Levitsky | Comox Valley Record   Dear editor, Dr. Day, owner of a for-profit clinic in Vancouver, is challenging the Constitution for the right for private health care in Canada in September. It may be a long fight but it could also mean, if he wins, the Americanization of our Canadian system.  Under NAFTA, large US corporations are kept out of Canada only as long as we have a fully public system.…Read More

For-profit health care undermines medicare, decreases access

July 4, 2014 | Monika Dutt Cape Breton Post When the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia stated its intention to regulate private care, and Health Minister Leo Glavine said he would begin to look at a legislative framework for private health care, they started a provincewide debate about the implications of inviting privatized practice into the health-care system.…Read More

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

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