Archive for 2017

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November 2nd marks one year since there has been any federal government action on Saskatchewan’s violations of the Canada Health Act

One year ago today, then federal health minister Jane Philpott issued a warning to Saskatchewan to end private MRI and CT scans or face penalties. On November 2nd, 2016, then health minister Jane Philpott wrote:Read More

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New National Report Outlines the Huge Cost of the Failed Health Accord

The Elephant at the Health Ministers’ Meetings: How Will Provinces Cope with $31 Billion Cut Edmonton, AB – As Health Ministers from across Canada meet in Edmonton today, Canada’s Health Coalitions released a report showing theRead More

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Media Advisory: Canadian Health Advocates Call for Ministers to Act on Funding Shortfall

WHO: Health care advocates from across the country including the Canadian Health Coalition, Alberta’s Friends of Medicare, Ontario Health Coalition, and the BC Health Coalition. WHERE: Outside the Federal Building at 9820 107 St onRead More

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New PBO Report Finds Lack of National Pharmacare Program Comes at Steep Costs for Taxpayers

Canada is the only country in the world with a universal health care system that does not include access to medicine. This has resulted in 1 in 10 Canadians being unable to afford their prescriptionRead More

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Letter to the editor: Concerns about paying plasma donors in Canada

The Canadian Health Coalition and CUPE do have serious concerns about paying plasma donors in Canada. The comments published in the National Post on August 24th left out some crucial details about the for-profit donorRead More

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Stephen Hawking: Guardian of Public Health Care

Stephen Hawking, world renowned Theoretical Physicist and author of best-seller A Brief History of Time, is also a guardian of public health care. Stephen Hawking credits UK’s public health care system, the National Health ServiceRead More

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Canadian Health Advocates to Premiers: Stand up for Public Health Care

Edmonton, Alberta – Health care advocates from across the country gathered in Edmonton today at a rally outside the Hotel Macdonald to call on Canada’s Premiers to fight for patients and call for fair federalRead More

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Council of the Federation 2017

2014 marked the end of a 10-year agreement (“Health Accord“) between the Federal government with the provinces and territories to provide stable, predictable, and targeted funding for public health care. Instead of collaborating on aRead More

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Patients Subject to Thousands of Dollars in Extra User-Fees for Health Care: New Private Clinics Survey

Governments Slammed for Failure to Take Action to Protect Patients Toronto – Surveys of hundreds of private health clinics and patients reveal that extra user-fees amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars are threateningRead More

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