Aug. 29 '14

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May. 31 '14
Provincial AGM w/ Guest Speaker

Apr. 15 '14
National Medicare Tour with Wendell Potter & Michael McBane

Palliser (Medicine Hat)  read all
Apr. 13 '14
National Medicare Tour with Wendell Potter & Michael McBane

Feb. 7 '14
How Things Improve When Things Go Wrong

Peace Health Coalition (Grande Prairie)  read all
Nov. 13 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Whitecourt

Nov. 12 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Grande Prairie

Calgary  read all
Apr. 15 '14
National Medicare Tour with Wendell Potter & Michael McBane

Nov. 6 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Calgary

Red Deer  read all
Nov. 7 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Sundre

Nov. 7 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Red Deer

Lethbridge  read all
Apr. 14 '14
National Medicare Tour with Wendell Potter & Michael McBane

Nov. 4 '13
Seniors Care Tour in Lethbridge

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Aug. 26 '14
Canadians expect federal government to lead on health care

Aug. 18 '14
Friends of Medicare sends questions to PC leadership candidates, receives no answers

Palliser (Medicine Hat)  read all
Feb. 10 '14
Improvements in health-care system showcased

Mar. 8 '13
Budget will hurt long-term care services

Red Deer  read all
Dec. 19 '13
Cancer patient failed by flawed system: report

Jan. 31 '13
Funding formula will make health-care crisis worse: group

TAKE ACTION NOW to protect Canadian Medicare
Brian Day

A case currently before the BC Supreme Court is being called the most significant constitutional challenge in Canadian history. The wrong result in the case could turn Canada’s Medicare system into a US-style system – without the public having a say.
We are joining with the BC Health Coalition to encourage Canadians across the country to write to their local newspapers about the case. It is crucial that all Canadians are informed of the case - public opinion in cases like this are just as important as what enfolds in the courtroom.
Click here to get more details on what you can do to help. 

Share your health care success story with us!

Friends of Medicare is asking Albertans to share positive stories and experiences you've had with our public health care system. There are many ways our system needs improving, but we need to ensure our leaders do not take us back to the days when more money meant better health care.

Click here to share your story!

Prentice health care announcement leaves more questions than answers

Friends of Medicare attended a luncheon in Calgary on June 27th where PC leadership front-runner Jim Prentice announced his health care policy. The policy was short and included little detail.
Click here to read our brief comments on the announcement. 

 Prentice disappears from board of holdings company that owns $4495/year concierge clinic

In May 2012, Jim Prentice joined the Board of Coril Holdings Ltd. Coril is a Calgary-based private investment company that owns Inliv, a big medical clinic in Calgary which aggressively markets a program called "Total Health Management," at a cost of $4,495 a year.
Prentice has some serious questions to answer about his support for private health care. Click here to read our full media statement. 

Provincial Budget Cuts Per Capita Health Care Spending, Acute Care Services
Health Care Cuts

The budget delivered by the Alberta Government on March 6, 2014, included cuts to overall health care spending per person and specific cuts to acute care services. The result will simply be less health care for Albertans.
Click here to read our news release on the budget.

Canada Needs a New Health Accord

The Canadian Health Coalition organized actions across the country on March 31, 2014, the day the current federal health accord expired, to pressure the federal government to come to the negotiating table with the provinces. In Alberta, we conducted a campaign to ensure the public and the politicians know that we need federal leadership to protect public health care in Canada. 
Click here to read CBC's national coverage of the day and here to send a message to your MP to stand up for public health care.
The Canadian Health Coalition has issued a fact sheet to counter the misinformation being spread by several government MPs about the health accord. Read the factsheet here
The following video featuring Kiefer Sutherland, grandson of Tommy Douglas, was released by the Canadian Health Coalition on March 31st.

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