A lawsuit brought by private, for-profit health centres threatens to erase universal public health care as we know it. Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and leading proponent of privatized health care, has launched a constitutional challenge to break medicare via the courts and establish a US-style health care system in Canada. Day’s lawsuit aims to strike down provincial health legislation that limits the for-profit delivery of medically necessary services, claiming that these rules violate the...
Tuesday, Dec 3 2013
Wednesday, Apr 1 2009There is increasing discussion in health policy circles across the country about changing the way hospitals are funded. We believe that in a single-payer system, activity-based funding will drive up costs and transfer wait times for one procedure to another.