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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.

LETTER: Universal health care mandatory, says Langley reader

Jay Chalkman applauds ‘crackdown’ on private clinics and ‘unlawful’ billing. (Link to Langley Advance here) Dear Editor, I support public health care and the B.C. government’s crackdown on private clinics and unlawful private fees in order to protect patients. The B.C. government’s recent announcement about protecting patients and public funds from unlawful billing in private, for-profit clinics is great news and a long-time coming.…Read More

B.C. imposes harsh fines on doublebilling for medical services

Katya Slepian/Columbia Valley Pioneer Practitioners could face fines of up to $20,000 The province is cracking down on medical practitioners doublebilling for services already covered by B.C.'s Medical Services Plan, introducing new fines worth tens of thousands of dollars. On Wednesday, Health Minister Adrian Dix said the move brings into force outstanding sections of the 2003 Medicare Protection Amendment Act. Double billing is already illegal, Dix said, just not properly enforced.…Read More

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