Medicare was born amid controversy in Saskatchewan in 1962, when most of the province's doctors went on strike rather than cooperate with a new government plan. Now, I have discovered that the RCMP believed it was all a communist plot and so they spied upon Medicare's proponents. Talking about being on the wrong side of history.
Vancouver orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Brian Day is challenging a law that prohibits doctors from working in both the public and private health care systems simultaneously and extra billing their patients while they do so. Day did some boxing in his youth and now, bizarrely, he compares himself to the late Muhammad Ali as a kind of... Continue Reading →