Oct. 24 '14

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Oct. 24 '14
Rally against privatization of Edmonton's lab services

Oct. 22 '14
Edmonton-Whitemud All-Candidates Forum on Health Care

Palliser (Medicine Hat)  read all
Sep. 14 '14
A Potluck Afternoon

Apr. 13 '14
National Medicare Tour with Wendell Potter & Michael McBane

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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Oct. 16 '14
New Rapid Transfer Units are déjà vu all over again

Oct. 16 '14
Government's lack of transparency continues with Sonic Healthcare's announcement as AHS's "preferred proponent" for lab contract

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

Minister Mandel must stop the privatization of Edmonton area lab services

We joined with many allies for a rally in front of Health Minister Stephen Mandel's campaign office on Friday, October 24th, to oppose the privatization of the Edmonton area's laboratory services.
Click here to read our comments on Australian corporation Sonic Healthcare being selected by Alberta Health Services to run Edmonton's new lab and why the privatization must be reversed.

Prentice has opportunity to change direction of health care as new Premier

Friends of Medicare has written an open letter to Alberta's new Premier Jim Prentice on how he should be approaching health care policy. Click here to read the letter.
We also issued two other statements on Prentice's approach to health care over the course of his leadership campaign. Click here to read our comments on his health care policy announcement and here to read about information we revealed regarding his connections to private clinics in Alberta.

TAKE ACTION NOW to protect Canadian Medicare

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!

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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