JSGS/WRTC Public Lecture ~ Will the Constitution Privatize Medicare?

Presented by Colleen M. Flood, Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Friday March 8, 2013

Start Time: 12:30 PM - End Time: 2:00 PM

Category:Public Lecture
Campus:Both campuses
Saskatoon Location: Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building, University of Saskatchewan Campus
Regina Location:JSGS Window Room, 2nd Floor, Gallery Building, University of Regina, College Avenue Campus
Description:Building on the 2005 case of Chaoulli, Dr. Brian Day, owner of a private health care clinic in Vancouver, is pursuing a Charter challenge to the foundations of Medicare. An audit by the BC Medical Services Commission found that Dr.
Day’s clinic has been billing for medically necessary care – a violation of the B.C. Medicare Protection Act. Dr. Day claims that much of this Act is unconstitutional and is challenging the ban on private health insurance, as well as the laws that ban user charges and extra-billing, and that require doctors to opt out of the public insurance system if they wish to bill a patient more than the fee set by the public payer. This presentation analyses Dr. Day’s claims, and the question of whether the Constitution can be used to privatize Medicare and, if so, the possible policy responses.
Please Note:Please be advised that the JSGS Window Room is located on the second fl oor of the Gallery Building. Individuals with mobility difficulties should contact us at 306.585.5869 or
js_outreach@uregina.ca at least one week prior to the event.
Contact:Karen Jaster-Laforge

(306) 585-5869

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