The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has invited NUPGE to participate in its discussions.
The challenge now is to make sure that enough of that 91% of Canadians speak out so that the federal government recognizes that it has no choice but to bring in a national pharmacare program that is healthy, fair and affordable.
“When two-tier health care has been permitted, the choice is expensive treatment in private for-profit clinics that most Canadians can’t afford or longer waiting times in the public system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The evidence clearly shows that people pushing privatization over-sell and under-deliver." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
“The vote by British doctors linking the crisis in health care to privatization should be a wake-up call for those who believe privatization will solve the problems of underfunding.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer
“These investigations into extra-billing show how easily the idea that you have no right to health care if you can’t pay for it can find its way into our health care system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Think tank unveils plan to cut poverty, create jobs, and close tax loopholes.
We should celebrate this victory, but clearly our work continues.
“You can’t cut thousands of acute care beds out of hospitals over two decades and expect the health care system to function properly." — Sara Labelle, Chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division
“This trial is of significant importance to all Canadians not just the citizens of British Columbia. Fundamentally, he has put our entire public health care system on trial. However, I think he has misjudged how much Canadians value and support Medicare.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer