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Supreme Court Case Could End Single-Tier Health Care
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Case before Supreme Court could end single-tier health care


OTTAWA (CP) - The foundations and limits of medicare could be recast by two court cases at the Supreme Court this week.


One of the cases could destroy the very basis of universal medicare, while the other would, if upheld, improve the system by bringing in more services.



In the first case, Quebec doctor Jacques Chaoulli and his patient, George Zeliotis, claim their constitutional rights have been violated by a Quebec law which prevents payment for medically necessary services.


The other provinces have similar laws to prevent people from buying their way to front of the line. If the Chaoulli-Zeliotis case is successful all the laws would topple.



Case before Supreme Court could end single-tier health care

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