TITLE

Canada Health Act breaches are being ignored, pro-medicare groups charge

AUTHOR(S)
Silversides, Ann
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/18/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 11, p1112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a report by pro-medicare groups that highlights the growing number of private for-profit medical clinics in Canada. According to the report, "Eroding Public Medicare: Lessons and Consequences of For-Profit Health Care Across Canada," around 89 for-profit clinics in five provinces seem to be violating the Canada Health Act. The report claims that federal and provincial officials have failed in their duty to safeguard patients against additional billing and two-tier care.
ACCESSION #
35166879

 

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