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A Supreme Court case that could change the face of the Canadian health care system

The BC Supreme Court will soon be ruling on a constitutional challenge that may very well change the face of health care in Canada.

Dr. Brian Day, the founder of Cambie Surgery Centre in British Columbia, is challenging the laws that prohibit doctors from billing patients privately for procedures covered under publicly-funded medicare and is arguing that doctors should be allowed to charge patients user fees and to practice in both private and public health systems. Colleen Flood explains why he is contesting these laws.

Dr. Colleen M. Flood is a Ottawa University Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and an expert for Evidence Network.

Interview by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.

This Podcast appeared in the Huffington Post


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