Hi Oreo, reading the Act itself is pretty much like Shakespeare, however if you go to Government of Canada, The Canada Health Act, Overview & Options -
www.mapleleafweb.com/features/canada-he ... nistration
these two sites "breakdown" the Act into understandable info.
Also on -
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/medi-assur/cha- ... ex-eng.php
they give the primary objective of the Act as:
"to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being
of residents of Canada and to facilitate reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers".
The lack of support by Provincial Governments (who are the Administrators of the health system) to providing testing for a recognized condition (CCSVI) and then subsequent treatment of that condition by a medical practitioner, appears to contravene the Canada Health Act.
Please note, I DID NOT REFER TO TREATING MS.
Any additional input, anybody ??
PS: Harry, yes the head is already hurting
We have already booked my wife for treatment, but I still believe we need to fight the way this potential breakthrough in treatment has been handled here in Canada by the Federal Government, The Provincial Governments, the MS Society of Canada, the Colleges of Physicians & Surgeons, and now by the CIHR - see topic in TiMS re the Report from them and MSSC (and where does the MS Society have the right to be involved in medical decisions - they're a non-medical support group for MS sufferers but have morphed themselves into experts on the venous system