Abolishing user fees is just the tip of the iceberg in improving Quebec health care

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On Jan. 26, the Quebec regulation abolishing medical user fees came into effect, bringing the province in line with federal legislation outlined in the Canada Health Act (CHA). According to the CHA, the money that flows from Ottawa to the provinces for health services, known as the Canada Health Transfer, is conditional on the provinces upholding a ban on user fees for publicly insured, medically necessary procedures.

Op-ed by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and the Canada Research Chair on Policies and Health Inequalities at McGill University.

Read more: Ottawa Citizen

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