Jacques Chaoulli is a practicing medical doctor. He has been praised as a hero in Canada and in the United States for a landmark ruling in 2005 at the Supreme Court of Canada in favor of patients who were suffering and dying from being prohibited to purchase private health insurance. Self-educated in law and in political sciences, he has had a decisive influence in the United States over California’s and Massachusetts’ governors and former President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms.
The Chaoulli Decision has been taught in universities across Canada and the USA. Dr. Chaoulli has been invited to present at conferences in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He was listed in Who’sWho in Healthcare: 2006-2007 (“Canadian Who’s Who”, Toronto, Canada). While resident in Canada, Dr. Chaoulli was a Senior Fellow Researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute.
“Physician having had a great impact on the practice of medicine”L’Actualité médicale. Quebec, Canada (2010)
“The sad reality of patients languishing in queues for medically necessary procedures required a solution”.Harvard Law Review, Vol.119,December 2005, No.2, page 681
– The New York Times in the “Saturday Profile” as “A Doctor-Lawyer-Gadfly v. Canada’s Medical System,” May 21, 2005 and June 10, 2005.
– The Wall Street Journal, Editorial, June 13, 2005.
– The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Congressional Record, June 20, 2005, Vol. 151, No. 82.