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  • Friends of Medicare Supports Full Public Inquiry

    Friends of Medicare is encouraged by a proposal by all opposition members of the Alberta Legislature to launch a full public inquiry into the operations of our public health system.

  • Federal Support for Healthcare and National Pharmacare

    Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona, NDP):
     
    Mr. Speaker, Canada's universal public health care system is lauded worldwide. Sadly, universality of care is increasingly at risk, in part due to rising costs, including prescription drugs.
  • Stand up for Better Healthcare Tour Announced

    Friends of Medicare is pleased to announce a series of town hall meetings across the province featuring Edmonton Meadowlark MLA Dr. Raj Sherman as special guest speaker.
     
  • Stephen Duckett - What Goes Around Comes Around

    Stephen Duckett's dismissal as CEO of Alberta Health Services comes as no surprise, says Friends of Medicare, but the finger of blame for his downfall points to both the Tory government as well as to Mr. Duckett himself.

  • Sherman bravely speaks up and gets kick outed; Duckett makes a mockery of us all and stays in

    Why is it that Raj Sherman is suspended from caucus for speaking out for Albertans, while Stephen Duckett runs free? For Dr. Sherman, it was a little late, but once he got going it was clear he was speaking out with sincerity and genuine concern.

  • Albertans deserve a second opinion on the Health Resource Centre's empty boasts

    After racking up millions of dollars in debt and leaving Albertans stuck with the bill, Networc Health, the parent company of the private surgical facility Health Resource Centre, is hardly in a position to boast as their medical director Stephen Miller was trying to do on Tuesday."

  • FRIENDS LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN: READ LATEST PRESS RELEASE

    Albertans Look for a Better Way
     
    In response to overwhelming popular input from Albertans, Friends of Medicare is launching an aggressive campaign to urge the government to cease and desist from further dismantling our public health structure in this province.
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  • Public Responds to - "Liepert''s strategic attack on Alberta seniors"

    After reading this article in today's Edmonton Journal, I sent an email to Premier Stelmach asking him to respond to the charges levied against these changes.  I'll copy my email below. 
     
    I also sent a letter to the Editor of the Journal showing support for this article.  I hope all of you will take the time to do something similar.  (Click on the link below to go directly to the editor of the Journal.)
     
    Butch