Dissolution of Canada's Single-Tiered Health System Would Threaten the Health of Women with Disabilities.

Dissolution of Canada's Single-Tiered Health System Would Threaten the Health of Women with Disabilities. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Sep 11;: Authors: Nisker J Abstract Dissolution of Canada's single-tiered health system is now before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and will soon be before the Supreme Court of Canada. If our Supreme Court justices are persuaded to dissolve the Canada Health Act, financially advantaged Canadians will be permitted to purchase privileged access to physicians, diagnostic tests, and surgical facilities. This queue jumping will diminish access for the socioeconomically disadvantaged, among whom women are overrepresented, including women living with disabilities, women of Indigenous heritage, and women who have recently immigrated to Canada. For example, women with disabilities receive fewer Pap tests and mammograms, as do women of First Nations communities, who are also reported to have a higher incidence of cervical cancer deaths. The option for physicians to "opt out" of public care is particularly problematic in Canada because we have one of the lowest physician-to-patient ratios of "developed" countries. Social justice in health promotion in Canada is threatened by those who would dissolve the Canada Health Act in neoliberal-thinking ink because social justice can flourish only when the prevailing imperatives in our health system are equality and not wallet size, access and not gatekeeping, fairne...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research

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