The Ontario government is moving forward with legislation that lifts the ban on private hospitals, rolls private hospitals in with private clinics and renames them Community Health Facilities.
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An ongoing B.C. Supreme Court case could open up the province to a two-tier health system. That shouldn't happen.
Extra-billing in Ontario, private MRIs in Saskatchewan and user-fees in Quebec are all violations of the Canada Health Act. And more violations are on the horizon.
Saskatchewan is opening the first for-profit plasma donation clinic in the country. But this isn't even the first attempt by the private company Canadian Plasma Resources to set up for-profit clinics.
Medicare covers everybody. Everybody benefits. But Medicare opponents are heading to court to try and dismantle it.
The Cambie trial to be heard in B.C. Supreme Court is an opportunity to turn our attention to the blinding ethical discord that lies beneath the growing for-profit health-care industry in Canada.
We are facing a new landscape in health care, one that has been shaped, in part, by years of governmental failure to enforce laws to uphold not only the public interest, but also the public will.
The Wildrose claim that offering private health care creates more options, reduces wait times and protects and strengthens public health care. Each one of these points is false.
Needs No Introduction
In this edition of Needs No Introduction, Mike Luff, Diana Gibson and Maude Barlow share their thoughts and observations on the current state of health care in Canada and where we might be going.
National discussion in Canada on the Conservative government's new healthcare financial ultimatum, a take-it-or-leave-it-style proposal, largely revolves around myths.