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The BC Health Coalition regularly contributes to discussion about public health care issues in the media.

Check out our recent news releases below, along with current "health care in the news" stories. See our For the Media page for media contact information, a high resolution copy of our logo, and other useful information.

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

Ruling good news for health care

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) Thu May 22 2014 Page: A9 Section: Letters Byline: Rick Turner Source: The Daily Courier An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision to uphold the province's ban on private health insurance for medically necessary services is good news for Alberta and all Canadians. The court was not persuaded that wait times in Alberta are linked to the province's ban on private insurance that duplicates what is covered under Medicare.…Read More

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