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Millions of Canadians could soon have better access to medications

For Immediate Release- Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is very pleased with the final recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of Pharmacare. After spending a year consulting with Canadians, the CouncilRead More

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The Bans on Private Insurance and Extra Billing are Crucial to Protect Canadian Medicare, says Health Care Expert

For Immediate release In the lawsuit against public health care currently being heard at the BC Supreme Court, lawyers for the plaintiff, Brian Day, are trying to prove that the introduction of private health careRead More

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The presentation of health coalition evidence to defend public health care begins Monday with expert testimony

MEDIA ADVISORY – For immediate release The presentation of health coalition evidence to defend public health care begins Monday with expert testimony Who: Marie-Claude Prémont, PhD Law Where: Vancouver Supreme Court, 800 Smithe Street What: The intervenor group representingRead More

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Celebrating 40 years of protecting and expanding public health care

The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We have continuously been working to protect, defend and expand public health care in Canada. The CHC will be holding a Fundraising GalaRead More

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Encouraging investments in pharmacare in Budget 2019

For immediate release: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is encouraged that Budget 2019 includes some initial investments in the foundations of a new national pharmacare program. The government committed to creating a new national drugRead More

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Promising recommendations for pharmacare in the Advisory Council’s Interim Report

Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition is pleased with the initial recommendations of the Advisory on the Implementation of Pharmacare. In its Interim Report, the Council calls for a national drug agency, a comprehensive, evidence-based nationalRead More

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One in four households can’t afford their prescription medications

Public health care advocates will be meeting with MPs to discuss pharmacare On Tuesday, January 29, over 100 public health care advocates from across Canada will be meeting with members of parliament and senators onRead More

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Credibility of the man who seeks to privatize Canadian health care shaken again.

Public health care advocates will be watching second day of cross examination closely. The first day of his testimony in his Charter challenge to health care ended with a red-faced Brian Day as he wasRead More

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Health Care Advocates Urge Premiers to Keep Health Care on the Agenda

MEDIA ADVISORY – Ottawa: Premiers from across Canada are meeting this week in St. Andrews By-The-Sea, New Brunswick for the annual Council of The Federation. While there are a host of pressing issues, healthcare risksRead More

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Canadian Health Coalition Applauds HESA’s New Report on Pharmacare

Ottawa: The Canadian Health Coalition, which represents health care advocates across the country, applauds the Parliamentary Committee on Health (HESA) on its report on a national public drug plan: Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage forRead More

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