Court-ordered private health insurance in Quebec finds no takers
Health minister claims medicare works so well that private options irrelevant.
March 30, 2009 - More than two years after Quebec legalized private medical coverage for select surgeries, the insurance industry says it has not sold a single policy.
Bill 33 was supposed to allow Quebecers to seek private insurance for faster knee and hip replacements, and cataract surgery.
Yves Millette, senior vice-president of the Canadian Life and Health Insurers' Association, said no one is buying the policies because they are too expensive...
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No one wants Quebec's limited private health insurance, by CBC News, March 30 2009
Posted: April 03, 2009
Voices of privatization
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