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One of the goals of the BC Health Coalition is to engage with the media in order to inform citizens' of BC about key health care issues and how they can get involved to stregthen and protect public Medicare in British Columbia.

This section will list BCHC Media Releases (current and past), along with current Health Care News Stories. We also have a For the Media section which has a high resolution copy of our logo, information on upcoming events, and other useful information.

Public health care advocates call on Premier Clark to commit to a renegotiated federal-provincial health accord

Joint letter sent to Premier Clark in advance of July 25-27 Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax warns that public health care will suffer without Ottawa's coordination The BC Health Coalition, Canadian Doctors for Medicare and the Council of Canadians are urging Premier Clark to work with her provincial counterparts to call the federal government to the health care negotiating table.…Read More

Premiers must focus on public innovation to strengthen Medicare

The new Health Care Innovation Working Group announced at this week's Council of the Federation meeting is an opportunity for the provinces to build on the many positive public solutions that make Medicare stronger and avoid unaffordable for-profit care, says the BC Health Coalition. "The provinces must look for ways to build the capacity of public non-profit health care delivery and protect the great gains in equality, access, fairness and efficiency that are the hallmark of our public health care system," said BC Health Coalition co-chair Rachel Tutte.…Read More

Premiers must focus on public innovation to strengthen Medicare

The new Health Care Innovation Working Group announced at this week's Council of theFederation meeting is an opportunity for the provinces to build on the many positive publicsolutions that make Medicare stronger and avoid unaffordable for-profit care, says the BCHealth Coalition. "The provinces must look for ways to build the capacity of public non-profit health care deliveryand protect the great gains in equality, access, fairness and efficiency that are the hallmark ofour public health care system," said BC Health Coalition co-chair Rachel Tutte.…Read More

Consider our future: youth bring message to premiers as health accord negotiations heat up

[Victoria] A delegation of youth gathered at the Council of the Federation meeting today to welcome the premiers to B.C. with a message: the future of the health care system is in question and we want a say. "Young people have a stake in the future of our health care system," said delegation member Vince Terstappen. "Discussions in preparation for the 2014 Health Accord are excellent opportunities for all of the provinces to work together to listen and respond to the input of young people."…Read More

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News Campbell's Health 'Conversation' Drives to a Point: Scant support for private fixes, say attendees

By Tom Sandborn, 6 Jul 2007, TheTyee.ca Premier Campbell's "Conversation on Health" all but wraps up at Vancouver's Marriott Pinnacle Hotel tomorrow, July 7. Described in its TV ad as "a conversation we all have to have," the exercise has included hearings across B.C. and cost taxpayers over $10 million.With that conversation ending, B.C.…Read More

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