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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.

BC Budget invests in health care access, affordability for British Columbians

BC Budget invests in health care access, affordability for British Columbians BC Health Coalition welcomes support for seniors care, affordable drugs, mental health, primary care February 20, 2018 For immediate release Victoria – The BC Health Coalition is celebrating smart investments in public health care contained in today’s provincial budget that will make life more affordable for British Columbians and put quality care within reach for many more across the province.…Read More

New study shows patients paying thousands in extra user-charges to private clinics

B.C. and Quebec top the list for illegal billing Vancouver – Surveys of hundreds of private health clinics and patients across Canada reveal that extra user-fees amounting to hundreds or thousands of dollars are threatening access to health care and hurting patients.  A new cross-Canada study includes survey results of 136 private hospital, diagnostic and “boutique” physician clinics across Canada and almost 400 individual Ontario patients. Clinics and patients were asked about extra user-charges for needed health care services. …Read More