Steven Lewis: A long-shot lawsuit might improve Canadian health care – Leader Post

Feb 16, 2024

A class-action lawsuit to improve access to primary care in Canada is unlikely to succeed, but it could still have an effect on policies.

Saskatchewan women sent to Calgary for mammograms, at two grand a pop. B.C. cancer patients dispatched to Washington State for routine treatment.

Six and a half million Canadians without a primary care home. Tortured waits to see specialists. Patients flying to Latvia for hip replacements. A burnt-out workforce. Clueless health workforce planning.

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Is medicare on its last legs? How bad does it have to get for governments to focus on fixing it instead of
banning surgery that no one gets or dictating to schools how to address students’ mental health and safety issues? If we’re mad as hell, and resolved not to take it anymore, what can we do?

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