Navigation Links
Quebecers To Choose Private Health-Care Insurance

A controversial set of laws was initiated by Quebec Health Minister Philippe Couillard on Thursday that would give Quebecers the option of private health-care insurance //.

The Supreme Court of Canada decision had partially struck down Quebec's ban on private insurance, on June 9, 2005,ruling that Quebec had failed to prove its ban on private health insurance, for acts covered by medicare, was justified. However with the development of Bill 33, proposed by Couillard, people can pay out of their own pockets for a limited list of surgeries that includes cataract, knee and hip surgeries.

Therefore, if the provincial government should decide to expand the list it can do so with a simple rule change rather than amending the law in the national assembly.

Couillard said, ‘The legislation is very heavy. It's a process that could take a year, a year and a half.’

Couillard’s suggestion that changes to the list of procedures would be accompanied by a parliamentary commission outraged opposition parties who charged that he was trivializing the national assembly.

Many had interpreted the Supreme Court’s decision that Quebec should allow private insurance. However the government only announced a middle course in February, which proposed that private insurance could be sold for knee and hip replacements and cataract surgeries.

Doctors choosing to practice in private clinics would be restricted to work outside the medicare system and could not go back and forth once they left the public system.

The change is accompanied by a provincial guarantee to access to health-care services.

If the public system cannot provide elective surgery in time, medicare can now pay for operations in private, non-medicare clinics.

According to Couillard earlier waiting times for cataract operations in Quebec have been cut by two-thirds. He voiced his doubts as to the success of the private health insurance opt ion and its attraction to most Quebecers and multinational health care organizations.

Couillard said, ‘It's possible in theory, but in practice I don't believe that will happen.’

Provinces like British Columbia and Alberta also plan to follow Quebec's private health insurance process.

The federal government is said to be mulling its own guarantee to access health-care services.
br>
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Choose the correct hypertensive drug
2. Choose your mate
3. Choose the apple wisely to keep the doctor away
4. Worms Learn To Choose Their Diet
5. Choose Foods That Keep Bad Cholesterol at Bay
6. Physicians Get To Choose Their Patients
7. New Procedure Paves Way for Eunuchs to Choose a Gender and Conceive
8. Hormone Replacement Therapy – To Choose Or No
9. Many Couples Choose to Donate Surplus Embryos for Stem Cell Research
10. AIDS Patients Deceived By Private Health Care System In China
11. Copeman Healthcare To Establish Private Clinics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a ... the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s ... the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research ... World Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their ... Market for Companion Diagnostics The World Market ... and personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes ... Test Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced ... as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This ... best possible value to their clients by offering ... The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC ... for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated ... shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD ... solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: