B.C. Medical Services Commission files court injunction against Telus Health’s LifePlus program – CBC

Injunction alleges Telus program violates Medicare Protection Act

Dec 01, 2022

The B.C. Medical Services Commission has filed a court injunction against Telus Health’s subscription Life Plus program.

The injunction, which was filed in B.C.’s Supreme Court Thursday, alleges the program violates the Medicare Protection Act, according to the province.

“It is very important to uphold the Medicare Protection Act, which is in place to preserve our publicly managed and fiscally sustainable health-care system for British Columbia,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix at a news conference on Thursday.

The Medicare Protection Act ensures that access to necessary medical care should be based on need and not an individual’s ability to pay. Health insurance premiums are permitted as long as residents are not denied coverage for medically necessary hospital and physician services.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/telus-health-lifeplus-injunction-1.6671327

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