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Hospitals left to fix ‘crisis’ of problems from weight-loss surgeries done at for-profit clinics

July 18, 2014 | Tom Blackwell The National Post  She had once dreamed of easy, medically enhanced weight loss, but Beth’s high hopes came to an excruciating end last year with a “huge pop” — from inside her body. Like thousands of other Canadians struggling with obesity, the Toronto woman, helped by her mother, had paid for weight-loss surgery at a private Ontario clinic, won over by marketing that promised rapid, effortless slimming.…Read More

Ruling good news for health care

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) Thu May 22 2014 Page: A9 Section: Letters Byline: Rick Turner Source: The Daily Courier An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision to uphold the province's ban on private health insurance for medically necessary services is good news for Alberta and all Canadians. The court was not persuaded that wait times in Alberta are linked to the province's ban on private insurance that duplicates what is covered under Medicare.…Read More

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

Patients, doctors, health groups join in court battle with for-profit clinic seeking US-style system Vancouver, BC - 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.…Read More

Legal challenge threatens medicare: No evidence that for-profit health care results in better outcomes

By Monika Dutt and Rachel Tutte, Special to The Vancouver Sun May 1, 2014 http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Legal+challenge+threatens+medicare/9797... We are just four short months away from an unprecedented legal challenge to Canadian public health care that will put the fundamental Canadian principle of care based on need, not ability to pay, on trial.…Read More

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