Editor, The Times:
For-profit clinic owner Dr. Brian Day plans to replace Medicare with private healthcare in Canada via a constitutional challenge in B.C.
This case will go to BC Supreme Court starting on Sept. 8. This court challenge poses a serious risk to our health, communities, and economy, but it’s had very little coverage in the media. Most people haven’t even heard about it. Public debate around cases like this is just as important as what unfolds in the courtroom.
Dr. Day’s motives are clear. A provincial audit of Day’s Cambie Surgery Centre and the associated Specialist Referral Clinic found that patients were unlawfully extra-billed $491,654 in just 30 days. There is no evidence that private for-profit care results in better care – not anywhere in the world.
I hope you will take the time to read more about this at www.bchealthcoalition.ca/what-can-you-do/save-medicare.
BC Health Coalition is trying to get the word out to Canadians through letters to the editor and various government officials. Thus my letter – I’m hoping to do my part.