Quebec to expand private health care - without debate
Province has gone further than Supreme Court demanded.
July 16, 2009 — In June, 2005, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark judgment, striking down Quebec's ban on using private insurance for services covered by medicare when waits are unreasonably long.
The court said if the public system cannot deliver care in a timely manner then access to alternatives (that is, insurance and private care) should not be outlawed.
The ruling was a victory for George Zeliotis and Dr Jacques Chaoulli, who had argued that prohibiting private health insurance jeopardizes the well-being of people who desperately need treatment...
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Private health care slips under radar by Andre Picard, The Globe and Mail, July 16 2009
Posted: July 31, 2009
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