BC Health Coalition

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Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Canadian Doctors for Medicare

May 21, 2014 15:11 ET

Doctor-Patient-Advocate Group Wins Right to Bring Evidence in Supreme Court Challenge to Medicare

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2014) - Today a coalition of doctors, patients and health care advocates won the BC Supreme Court's approval to bring expert evidence before the judge in the constitutional challenge to Canadian public health care brought by Dr. Brian Day.

The coalition opposing Day includes, among others, a patient living with Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy who could not afford and would not qualify for private health insurance under a US-style system, as well as a group of Canadian doctors who are concerned that Brian Day's case would lengthen wait times for patients and erase the fundamental Canadian principle of universal access to quality health care.

A member of the intervening group, Dr. Rupinder Brar will be available to comment outside the courthouse at 1:00 today.

What: News conference

When: 1:00, Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Where: BC Supreme Court building, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Click here to access the intervener group's application to bring expert evidence to the case. (LINK: http://www.savemedicare.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/2014%2004%2024%20Etches%20Notice%20of%20Application_Expert%20Evidence.pdf)

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