FEB 26, 2018
Nine out of 10 Canadians Want to See the Federal Government Enforce the Canada Health Act
As the Alberta affiliate of the Canadian Health Coalition, Friends of Medicare is in the nation's capital this week to focus on provincial and national issues related to privatization and the proliferation of private clinics across the country. A new poll conducted by EKOS Polling and commissioned by the Canadian Health Coalition shows 9 out of 10 Canadians want the federal government to intervene when unlawful billing takes place.Read more
Jan 30, 2018
Trans and Health Care Advocates Holding Event on Barriers to Care
Advocates for a more inclusive health care system from B.C. and Alberta are gathering at a town hall meeting on Thursday, February 1 in Edmonton to discuss barriers to access for trans patients, and how centres outside Alberta have had success providing more equal access to care.
The event is at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Lions Seniors Centre at 11113 113 St in Edmonton.
“As an organization committed to equal access to health care, Friends of Medicare have been disturbed to learn of wait times longer than two years for trans patients to access needed hormone replacement therapy medications,” said Friends of Medicare Executive Director Sandra Azocar. “We felt that this was an important conversation to have, and this event has been organized to highlight barriers and call for solutions.”Read more