Medical Services Commission, Telus Health settle dispute over fees for care: B.C. health minister – CBC

Commission had sought injunction against LifePlus, which is now in compliance with Medicare Protection Act

Apr 26, 2023

The commission that manages British Columbia’s $2.5-billion health-care system is no longer seeking a court injunction against a program operated by Telus that charged thousands of dollars a year for access to care, the province’s health minister says.

Adrian Dix said at a news conference on Wednesday that the Medical Services Commission (MSC), which oversees B.C.’s public health insurance program, and Telus Health’s LifePlus program had settled their dispute and the program was now in compliance with the Medicare Protection Act.

“This is how we act to protect health-care services in B.C,” said Dix at a news conference in Victoria on Wednesday.

The act ensures access to necessary medical care is based on need, not an individual’s ability to pay.

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