Earlier this month I told you about Dr. Brian Day and his ongoing court case in BC where he is challenging the BC Medicare Protection Act.
Currently, we’re the only OECD nation that gives the government a monopoly on providing universal health care. The result has been numerous cases of patients deteriorating or dying while waiting for treatment in the public system because they weren’t permitted to seek private care within the country so Dr. Day and his privately run Cambie Surgery Centre are challenging the government monopoly.
Since this is an off week in the trial, I was able to sit down with Dr Day and discuss his case and why he wants to see private clinics in BC and across our country.
Watch as Dr. Day provides further details on why he’s mounting the challenge and clears up the misconceptions levelled at him for taking on this fight.
Dr Day and I wrapped our discussion by talking about what kind of system Canada could model ours on if his case is successful.
The case will be ongoing until February. I’ll keep you updated, and for the sake of all Canadians waiting for care, let's hope Dr. Day is successful.