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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.

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

Province targets long waits for MRIs

Canadian Press & Daily Courier Staff/ The Daily Courier (Kelowna) (see article HERE) B.C. is increasing the number of MRI exams that will be done across the province. Health Minister Adrian Dix says 37,000 more MRIs will be done by this time next year in the public health-care system.…Read More

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