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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.

Ban pay-for-plasma in B.C.: advocates

Concerned about safety and integrity of Canada’s voluntary blood system, BC Health Coalition calls for BC law stopping pay-for-plasma company from operating in the province Vancouver -- The BC Health Coalition is calling on B.C. to follow Ontario and Quebec’s lead and ban the sale of blood and plasma following news that the private company Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) wants to open up shop in the province.…Read More

BC Budget fails to address public's concerns about MSP fees

Budget's small changes to unfair flat health tax a disappointment, say health advocates Victoria – Public health care advocates hoping for a long-awaited end to B.C.'s unfair Medical Services Plan premiums are disappointed in today's budget. The budget fails to respond to public calls to scrap the MSP and integrate it into the province's income tax system, as thousands of people in B.C. have called for in recent weeks.…Read More

Youth and seniors set to sock hop and talk politics

(PDF) Unique 50’s theme party brings generations of voters together on federal election sleeper issue: health care Vancouver – Voters of all ages will meet on the dance floor today for a 50’s themed party to engage young people in conversation with older generations about the future of Canada’s health care system as election fever heats up.…Read More

BC home support system near breaking point, government leadership needed: study

Lack of support at home leaves seniors unsupported, family caregivers overburdened, and costly hospital services overcrowded  Vancouver— It is now harder than ever for BC seniors to access the basic home support services they need to remain at home, despite the BC Ministry of Health’s goal to support seniors to stay independent at home for as long as possible, says a report released today by the Integrated Care Advocacy Group (ICA) and the BC Health Coalition (BCHC).…Read More

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