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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.

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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