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Court-ordered private health insurance in Quebec finds no takers

Health minister claims medicare works so well that private options irrelevant.

Health Minister Yves Bolduc says Quebec healthcare works too well for anyone to bother with privateMarch 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

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