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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

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

Dr. Danielle Martin gives Washington a lesson on Canadian health care

By Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News Posted March 13, 2014 As the debate about Obamacare rages on in the United States, a Toronto doctor calmly defended her country's health-care system before a partisan U.S. Senate committee in Washington this week and explained that the single-payer model is not to blame for wait times — and that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not a socialist... Click HERE for full story. …Read More

We risk losing Canadian Medicare as we know it

Constitutional Challenge to Medicare trial with start September 8, 2014. Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and the leading proponent of privatized health care, has launched a constitutional challenge to break Medicare via the courts and establish a US-style system in Canada. Parties in the case are calling this the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. …

Premiers must focus on public innovation to strengthen Medicare

The new Health Care Innovation Working Group announced at this week's Council of theFederation meeting is an opportunity for the provinces to build on the many positive publicsolutions that make Medicare stronger and avoid unaffordable for-profit care, says the BCHealth Coalition. "The provinces must look for ways to build the capacity of public non-profit health care deliveryand protect the great gains in equality, access, fairness and efficiency that are the hallmark ofour public health care system," said BC Health Coalition co-chair Rachel Tutte.…Read More

News Campbell's Health 'Conversation' Drives to a Point: Scant support for private fixes, say attendees

By Tom Sandborn, 6 Jul 2007, TheTyee.ca Premier Campbell's "Conversation on Health" all but wraps up at Vancouver's Marriott Pinnacle Hotel tomorrow, July 7. Described in its TV ad as "a conversation we all have to have," the exercise has included hearings across B.C. and cost taxpayers over $10 million.With that conversation ending, B.C.…Read More

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