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Health Advocates to Speak on Legal Challenge to Medicare

June 4, 2014, Marketwired

Princeton, BC - Tonight citizens of Princeton and surrounding communities will gather to hear about the constitutional challenge to Canadian public health care that goes to trial in BC Supreme Court this year.

Rick Turner of the BC Health Coalition and Dr. Duncan Etches of Canadian Doctors for Medicare will speak about the constitutional challenge that could turn Canada's Medicare system into a two-tier US-style system. Dr. Etches and Turner are members of a coalition of doctors, patients and health care advocates who recently won the BC Supreme Court's approval to bring expert evidence before the judge in the case.

Ed Staples, president of the local Save Our Health Care group, will also speak about the potential local implications of the case.

The case is scheduled to go to trial in BC Supreme Court on September 8, 2014 and is being called one of the most significant constitutional challenges in Canadian history. It's being brought by Dr. Brian Day, owner of the Vancouver-based Cambie Surgery Centre, a for-profit surgical clinic known for unlawfully billing for medical care.

Panelists are available for comment today and after the forum.

What: Public forum

When: 7:00pm, June 4, 2014

Where: 148 Old Hedley Road, Riverside Community Centre, Princeton, B.C.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: BC Health Coalition Adam Lynes-Ford Cell: 604-787-6560 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.