September 27, 2016

Dr. Brian Day: Canada’s ban on private health insurance “doesn’t make any economic or medical sense”

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

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.

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commented 2016-09-29 06:39:49 -0400
socialism – DOESN’T WORK!!!

The Gov will decide if I, a small landlord, can evict a tenant or not. In effect, they’ve seized my house.
The Gov will prosecute me if I defend myself against violent thugs. In effect, they’ve seized my life.
The Gov will decide when or IF I get life-saving medical treatment. In effect, they’ve seized my life.
The Gov will prosecute me if you say something they don’t like. In effect, they’ve seized my freedom.
The Gov will brainwash my kids at school against my wishes. In effect, they’ve seized my children.
The Gov will decided whether or not I can see my kids, when divorced. In effect, they’ve seized the lives of me and my children.

Time for a revolution!
commented 2016-09-28 23:15:48 -0400
And the sad thing is, John, that its basically impossible to sue a doctor in Canada for anything.
commented 2016-09-28 15:25:13 -0400
I waited 4 1/2 years for a knee replacement in London Ontario. While waiting, I took injections. NEVER take the injections!!!!!! As long as you take the injections, YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST!!!!
I was told after 3 years, that I was not on the list! So WHY THE HELL DID I COME TO SEE HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!! After 3 years, he AGREED to put me on the list! What a waste of my time, gimping around for 4 1/2 years. I will remember that for my next operation.
commented 2016-09-28 04:22:47 -0400
Government run healthcare = big union control = line up and die.

Unions run Canada and that’s a big reason why this place is such a fucking mess.

When the US goes “right to work” nationally under Trump, this crap will end in Canada.
commented 2016-09-28 02:40:25 -0400
G. Eileen Campbell the people who push for a public only health care system only want it for others, they will go to a private clinic if they can afford it in a nanosecond.
commented 2016-09-28 00:05:26 -0400
G. Eileen, I’ve been waiting 7 years for a diagnosis after seeing 9 specialists. I have no illusions about our “world’s best medical system”.
commented 2016-09-27 22:03:00 -0400
John Day they have had private clinics in Quebec since Chretien was in power.
commented 2016-09-27 22:02:22 -0400
John Day they spend to much as it is,what is wrong with saving some money?
commented 2016-09-27 19:21:40 -0400
If they allow private funded clinics, who take 10,000 people off the waiting lists, what is to stop governments from reducing the amount that they put into the health care system?
commented 2016-09-27 18:15:17 -0400
If anyone thinks that prominent regressives like Notley or her cabinet, Baby Doc or his cabinet, Wynne and her cabinet; past socialist premiers such as Romanow, Doer, Raye, etc. don’t jump the queue while telling the rest of us not to, I have yet another Peace River bridge to sell.
commented 2016-09-27 17:53:01 -0400
This monopoly is in place to keep the unions happy. They don’t want to be replaced because the health care system is their big cash cow.