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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.

Hospitals left to fix ‘crisis’ of problems from weight-loss surgeries done at for-profit clinics

July 18, 2014 | Tom Blackwell The National Post  She had once dreamed of easy, medically enhanced weight loss, but Beth’s high hopes came to an excruciating end last year with a “huge pop” — from inside her body. Like thousands of other Canadians struggling with obesity, the Toronto woman, helped by her mother, had paid for weight-loss surgery at a private Ontario clinic, won over by marketing that promised rapid, effortless slimming.…Read More

Counterpoint: Let's fix medicare, instead of destroying it

National Post | June 21, 2014 12:01 AM ETby: Monika Dutt, Maude Barlow and Rick Turner Writing in the National Post, Marni Soupcoff called Brian Sinclair, an aboriginal man who died needlessly in a Winnipeg ER waiting room, a "martyr to medicare" ('A martyr to medicare,' June 11). She proceeded to use his tragic case to justify two-tier health care, as if vulnerable people, such as Mr. Sinclair, would benefit from a U.S.-style system where some people get to pay privately to jump the queue. The evidence from around the world suggests that this is not the case.…Read More

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