Jagmeet Singh says the Canada Health Act could be used to challenge private health care. Could it? – CBC

CHA needs to be used more aggressively by the federal government, Singh says

Feb 01, 2023

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has been sounding the alarm about privatization creeping into the public health-care system.

Recently, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced he wanted to give a greater role to privately run for-profit clinics. These facilities are clinics operated by the private sector that receive public funding from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) to perform medically necessary procedures.

But Singh says he’s worried that trend of using public money to fund procedures in private clinics will take resources from the public system.

He said the federal government needs to utilize the Canada Health Act (CHA), which he said has significant powers to challenge for-profit privatized care.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/canada-health-act-privatization-healthcare-1.6726809

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