Justin Trudeau’s government is gearing up for its first big battle against for-profit health care and it’s armed with some dire warnings.

They come from an expert report commissioned by the federal government for a court case in British Columbia in which the government sought and received intervener status.

The report, which was obtained by CBC News, lists many potential negative consequences if there were to be more access to private health care in Canada, including greater income inequality, more people in dire financial straits, and even doctors encouraging longer wait times in the public system in order to nudge patients into the private system.

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