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.
Improving Medicare and Finding Savings in Budget 2018
Public sector solutions needed to improve the system and expand access
Friends of Medicare were able to attend a Government of Alberta consultation session leading into Budget 2018.
Medicare as we know it still needs expansion. While we are proud of the economic barriers we've removed for things like hospital care and physician visits, many areas of service remain under costly private sector delivery with growing out of pocket costs for patients.
The time is now to build on the legacy of Tommy Douglas and improve the system while removing barriers to access.
The highlights of our submission are below, and you can download the full submission here.