The Cambie court challenge seeks to break down the all-in or all-out dilemma for physicians, striking at the heart of B.C.’s Medicare Protection Act by targeting all constraints on extra-billing and opted-out practice, dual practice and private insurance that duplicates B.C.’s public plan.The Chaoulli court challenge was far less ambitious, targeting only Quebec’s legal prohibition on the purchase of private insurance for services delivered by opted out physicians. Yet, at the time, this was still perceived as significant risk for the development of a two-tier system.
Quebec’s healthcare privatization a lesson for the whole nation
Ask a random Canadian if our health system looks more like that of the United States or the United Kingdom. Chances are, most will respond that our system is nothing like the U.S.—which is largely paid for privately—and every bit like the U.K., which has publicly funded healthcare. The reality is more of a cold shower.
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