Patient-doctor-public alliance launches their case to save Canadian health care

VANCOUVER - Today a group of patients, doctors and health care advocates won the right to present expert evidence defending Canadian health care in the BC Supreme Court case against clinic owner Brian Day. This court battle will determine the future of Canadian public health care.

“Brian Day’s plan to bring US-style health care to Canada would be disastrous for Canadians,” explains Dr. Rupinder Brar of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. “If Dr. Day wins, physicians will be allowed to charge patients any amount they like for services, and patients who can pay will get faster care than the rest of us. A win for Dr. Day will mean skyrocketing costs and longer wait times in the public health system as it loses doctors to a parallel private system”.

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