Choosing a regulatory framework for private health insurance

In a consultation paper released February 16, the Quebec government chose to follow a very restrictive interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling in the Chaoulli case. The government document suggests providing guaranteed access for certain treatments and permitting private insurance only for knee, hip or cataract surgery. However, it would be well worth broadening the discussion to include a model the court decision hinted at, namely duplicate insurance covering all types of health care.

Links of interest

Media release: Private health insurance – The MEI calls for a broader debate than what the government is suggesting

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