The Problem With Private Clinics
Health Ministers Must Enforce Canada Health Act
This article was included in our 2017 year end newsletter sent to Friends of Medicare members. We intend to publish our newsletter every year so make sure you sign up today so you can get your copy for 2018!
The case against private clinics got even stronger in 2017. Two reports were released - Blurred Lines: Private Membership and Public Health Care by the Parkland Institute and Private Clinics & the Threat to Public Medicare in Canada by the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) that showed problems with excessive fees and implied queue jumping for the wealthy in Alberta and across the country.
Health Advocacy at Work
We wanted to share this letter from Whitemud Citizens for Public Health to Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, Randy Boissonnault
(Pictured left to right: Frank Horvath, Randy Boissonnault, Elaine Fleming, and Baldwin Reichwein)
Whitemud Citizens for Public Health (WCPH) is doing great work as advocates for a better public health system. This is a great example of bringing issues in front of Members of Parliament.
Friends of Medicare is happy to help others interested in meeting with their MPs as well.
Members of WCPH met with Edmonton Centre MP Randy Boissonnault about the federal responsibility for funding pharmacare, medicare and the continuation and expansion of the Canada Health Act. Their full follow-up letter can be found below.Read more