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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.

Safe blood advocates call for paid blood and plasma ban at Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2016 Victoria – A national group representing survivors of the tainted blood tragedy will to bring the call for a BC ban on the sale of blood and plasma to the Legislature tomorrow along with advocates from the BC Hemophilia Society and BC Health Coalition. The group BloodWatch.org were instrumental in ensuring private plasma company Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) was banned from operating in Ontario.…Read More

Health Care Advocates Welcome Federal Intervention in Cambie Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Health Care Advocates Welcome Federal Intervention in Cambie Case VANCOUVER (April 13) – Dr. Brian Day’s campaign to dismantle Canadian public health care was dealt a significant blow today as counsel for the Attorney General of Canada presented their intention to intervene in Cambie Surgical Centre et al. v. Medical Services Commission et al (Cambie Case) in BC Supreme Court.…Read More

Ban pay-for-plasma in B.C.: advocates

Concerned about safety and integrity of Canada’s voluntary blood system, BC Health Coalition calls for BC law stopping pay-for-plasma company from operating in the province Vancouver -- The BC Health Coalition is calling on B.C. to follow Ontario and Quebec’s lead and ban the sale of blood and plasma following news that the private company Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) wants to open up shop in the province.…Read More

BC Budget fails to address public's concerns about MSP fees

Budget's small changes to unfair flat health tax a disappointment, say health advocates Victoria – Public health care advocates hoping for a long-awaited end to B.C.'s unfair Medical Services Plan premiums are disappointed in today's budget. The budget fails to respond to public calls to scrap the MSP and integrate it into the province's income tax system, as thousands of people in B.C. have called for in recent weeks.…Read More

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