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For-profit clinics vs. Medicare

There’s a legal challenge in motion that could erase the principle of Canadian Medicare, as we know it – a health care system based on need, not on ability to pay, as in the United States.

Dr. Brian Day, owner of Vancouver’s for-profit Cambie Surgery Centre and a leading proponent of privatized health care, has launched a constitutional challenge to Medicare law in B.C. This challenge aims to strike down provincial health legislation that limits the for-profit delivery of medically necessary services.

The case is being called the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. The trial date is now set for September 2014 in BC Supreme Court.

At their June 19 AGM, the Comox Valley Council of Canadians presents Pat Savage of the BC Health Coalition who will speak on this significant legal challenge to Medicare.

The public is invited to attend this informative session, which will bring to light all that’s at stake with this case. It will highlight the importance of speaking out together to support Medicare.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the Florence Filberg Centre.  For more information, go to www.cvcanadians.org

 

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