Medicare

July 16, 2015

New poll shows a large number of Canadians do not take all their medications as prescribed due to financial difficulties and also finds overwhelming support for a national pharmacare program.

July 16, 2015

Health advocates are calling on Canada's Premiers to demand that the federal government act to defend, improve and expand on our national public Medicare system.

July 10, 2015

"As front-line providers of care to cancer patients, our members look forward to being able to provide the level of care that these patients need." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President 

June 26, 2015

“The public is being robbed of the medical care it deserves. Private sector administrators are skimming profits when 100 per cent of scarce health care dollars should go towards care and treatment." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 18, 2015

"In spite of months of public complaints about the risks to Long Term Care residents from severe understaffing, and a critical report from the Provincial Ombudsman, which called on health regions to do more, it appears that the health regions are ignoring these public concerns and recommendations.” — Karen Wasylenko, President HSAS

June 12, 2015

Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is hosting rallies across the country tell Canadians the consequences of the federal government’s cuts to refugee health care.

May 15, 2015

"If the Minister follows his panel without questioning the pro-privatization slant of their recommendations, there is a very high danger of for-profit privatization of home care, including care coordination and care provision functions. This is absolutely not in the public interest.” — Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition executive director

May 15, 2015

Sign the petition to stop the privatization of home care services in Nova Scotia. 

Halifax (15 May 2015) — The fight to keep home care services in the public health care system may have just shifted. Pressure has been mounting on the Nova Scotia government after the Minister of Health announced that he would be introducing a competitive bidding model to the home care system across the province. 

May 11, 2015

MGEU President Michelle Gawronsky says that in rural areas of Manitoba, paramedics are dangerously overworked.

May 7, 2015

Nova Scotia's unionized home support workers tell the leaders of the province's political parties that should their work be contracted to another company, they won't accept jobs unless their current contract and working conditions continue.