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Public health care continues to be a hot topic in BC, and across Canada. Keep yourself informed by checking out these articles:

About one-third of B.C. seniors in long-term care prescribed antipsychotic drugs, advocate finds

Erin Ellis | The Vancouver Sun  A report released today by B.C.’s Seniors Advocate says 34 per cent of care home residents are prescribed antipsychotic medications although only three per cent of that group have been diagnosed with psychiatric disorder. That’s down from the 50 per cent of long-term care residents on antipsychotic drugs recorded in a Ministry of Health report from 2011.…Read More

Medicare under attack

August 12, 2014 | Murray Etty  Campbell River Mirror Our pubicly-funded health care system is in jeopardy.  Not only has the Harper government refused to work out a new health care accord with the provinces, but Dr. Brian Day is presenting a legal challenge to the Canada Health Act, which comes before the Supreme Court of B.C. on Sept. 8.…Read More

Doctor threatens Canadian health care

August 14, 2014 | Bob Bastian  Trail Daily News How much do you know about our Canadian medical system? Have you heard of Dr. Brian Day? Do you know what he is trying to do? I believe that all Canadians need to be aware of what is happening in our medicare system. This doctor is trying to change the way medicine is practised in Canada, making it more like what exists in the United States.…Read More

Save public health care system before it's too late

August 14, 2014 | Nancy Czignany Alberni Valley Times Beginning Sept. 8, the biggest challenge, to date, to Canada's medicare will be heard in British Columbia's Supreme Court. If successful, our public healthcare system will crumble across the country. The constitutional challenge is being led by Dr. Brian Day who operates the private forprofit Cambie Street Clinic in Vancouver.…Read More

For profit health care has no right operating in Canada

August 15, 2014 | Gillian Bateman The Province Beware! Our health-care system is being accosted! Despite its “warts,” Canadians value Canada’s health-care system. It has been a right for over 40 years, since Tommy Douglas fought to provide equitable, world-class health care to all Canadians. So why is Dr. Brian Day’s B.C. Supreme Court case not garnering greater media coverage and public attention?…Read More

Constitutional challenge could mean the end of health care in Canada as we know it

Zoe Levitsky | Comox Valley Record   Dear editor, Dr. Day, owner of a for-profit clinic in Vancouver, is challenging the Constitution for the right for private health care in Canada in September. It may be a long fight but it could also mean, if he wins, the Americanization of our Canadian system.  Under NAFTA, large US corporations are kept out of Canada only as long as we have a fully public system.…Read More

For-profit health care undermines medicare, decreases access

July 4, 2014 | Monika Dutt Cape Breton Post When the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia stated its intention to regulate private care, and Health Minister Leo Glavine said he would begin to look at a legislative framework for private health care, they started a provincewide debate about the implications of inviting privatized practice into the health-care system.…Read More

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