Heaven or Hell? The Canada Health Act

Colleen M. Flood, “Heaven or Hell? The Canada Health Act” (2010) PolicyMatters.ca.

Many Canadians seem to believe that the CHA provides and protects rights to health care. The fact that it does no such thing is moot; a government proposing to tinker with the fundamentals of one-tier Medicare will be short-lived in its aspirations and/or political tenure.  Although this is good news for those who favour universal public health care (and I count myself among them) the reality is that our unwillingness to revisit the CHA has frozen in time a system that is not serving Canadians nearly as well as it should.

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