Archive for 2019

The CHC urges the new government to take swift action on pharmacare

Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the newly elected government and calls on all parties to work together to swiftly implement universal, public pharmacare. Members of Parliament (MPs) should work across party linesRead More

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Pharmacare Mythbuster

Pharmacare is a key issue in this federal election. Big Pharma and the insurance industry are spreading myths about pharmacare because they’re desperate to protect their profits. We’ve created a document that debunks these myths. LearnRead More

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Federal election cheat sheet

Make sure you pay attention to the details of what the various parties are offering. Just like when you buy a new cell phone plan, or an insurance policy, it’s important to pay attention toRead More

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Saving money with a National Public Drug Plan

Click here for the pdf version of this document. SAVINGS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS With a national public drug plan to cover everyone, Canada could negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs. We could bargain with theRead More

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Concluding evidence in defence of public health care in BC Charter challenge

Cambie Trial Update In the ongoing and lengthy Charter challenge to Canada’s public health care system taking place in BC, the final defence witness testified on June 19th.  Dr. John Frank presented evidence demonstrating thatRead More

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Profit and health care simply don’t mix

Cambie Trial Update Brian Day’s profit-based cure for health care wait times is toxic. We continue to follow the Charter challenge in BC that is threatening to further open the door to for-profit health care.Read More

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New campaign video

There’s no better time to learn about securing the future of public health care in Canada. It’s simple: We need the federal government to fund it fairly, keep it public and expand it to includeRead More

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Higher costs, unequal access and lower-quality health care: A Cautionary Tale

Cambie Trial Update In the ongoing trial over public health care at the BC Supreme Court, the Coalition Intervenors’ second expert witness, David Himmelstein, presented a cautionary tale to the court last week: Introducing for-profitRead More

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New report: We’ve Got This

We have taken a close look at the current state of health care and put it all together in this new research paper. Following years of funding crisis, health spending per capita has increased annually byRead More

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The evidence is all around us

Cambie Trial Update Universal Public Health is Guaranteed with Single-Payer, Public Insurance Over the last month, evidence presented by the British Columbia Attorney General in the Cambie case has hammered home one indisputable fact: Public,Read More

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