Today, the Supreme Court of Canada is to release its decision regarding two cases regarding the legality of the existing health care system in Canada.
Basically, the two cases question the legality of prohibiting patients from paying to receive health care services faster and for health professionals from charging for services covered under provincial health plans. Potentially at stake is the legality of maintaining a publicly funded health care system as we know it.
I’ll write more on the topic when the decision is announced. In the mean time, you can read more about the specific cases on the CBC.ca website here.