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News Archive: February 2017

The BC Health Coalition regularly contributes to discussion about public health care issues in the media.

Check out our recent news releases below, along with current "health care in the news" stories. See our For the Media page for media contact information, a high resolution copy of our logo, and other useful information.

Tainted blood survivors call on B.C. government to protect blood supply

Tainted blood survivors call on B.C. government to protect blood supply as province ignores Canadian Blood Services warning FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Victoria - A group of tainted blood tragedy survivors and safe blood advocates delivered a strong message from British Columbians calling for a B.C. ban on the sale of blood and plasma at the Legislature today. The group is alarmed that the BC government appears to be ignoring a direct request from Canadian Blood Services (CBS) to end support for commercial blood brokers in B.C.…Read More

BC Budget misses mark on MSP fees, fails to tackle crisis in seniors care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 21, 2017  Victoria – Today’s provincial budget largely ignores British Columbia’s seniors, despite a rapidly aging population and urgent need for services. “This budget is a major missed opportunity to finally care for our seniors properly,” said Adam Lynes-Ford, BC Health Coalition Campaigner. “Part of the nearly $1 billion surplus could be used to make seniors care available and affordable, but the province is using it instead to replace MSP fee cuts.” …Read More

Canada's Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals

Canada's Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 9th, 2017  Across Canada-- Canada's Health Coalitions signed a joint statement and held a media conference today on the recent bilateral health care deals and called for a united health accord.…Read More