Charter challenge against medicare not about improving patient access

Dr. Day’s challenge, if successful, would be Charter protection for billing practices that have been proven to actually undermine the public system.

Health Minister Jane Philpott might have a hard time defending Canadians' access to health care based on need, rather than wealth, if a Charter challenge in B.C. to allow doctors to provide quicker service for a fee is successful, writes Martha Jackman. The Hill Time photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 12:00 AM

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the digital and/or print editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.

Quick Purchase

Purchase Story Issue in electronic format (PDF) for $5.00.