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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.

Charlottetown activist fears uprooting of health care

Jim Day | The Guardian  Mary Boyd is keeping a keen eye on a constitutional challenge of British Columbia’s ban on private health care. She fears if the challenge, launched by former Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Brian Day, is successful, the ramifications will be felt across Canada, including P.E.I.…Read More

Health coalition wants BC to deal with overcharging by private clinics

Shannen Brennan | News 1130  Private clinic’s overcharging patients for medical services need to be held accountable according to the BC Health Coalition. The group says the province must act immediately to prevent unlawful billing practices. Co-chair of the coalition Edith MacHattie says the government needs to impose tough penalties on clinics that are abusing the health care system.…Read More

BC Government faces stark choice on health care

VANCOUVER (.pdf) - The BC Government is about to make a decision that will send a clear message to patients about whether or not they are protected by public health care law. The province is currently negotiating a settlement with Cambie Surgery Corporation owner Dr. Brian Day. The outcome of that negotiation will determine the future of Medicare in BC.…Read More

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