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Youth and seniors set to sock hop and talk politics

(PDF) Unique 50’s theme party brings generations of voters together on federal election sleeper issue: health care Vancouver – Voters of all ages will meet on the dance floor today for a 50’s themed party to engage young people in conversation with older generations about the future of Canada’s health care system as election fever heats up.…Read More

Danielle Martin: The Ivory Tower on Main Street (BCHC Co-sponsored Event)

November 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm

The relationship between researchers and advocates in Canada is changing, and Medicare stands to benefit from that change. We have long known that evidence is not the only input to policy, but to make informed changes in Canadian health care financing and delivery we need to use evidence along with values and other critical inputs. In this session Dr. Danielle Martin will provide an analysis of the intersection between research and advocacy and apply some lessons to the current public debate about national Pharmacare.  …Read More

Danielle Martin: Three Big Ideas to Transform Health Care

November 27, 2014 - 06:00 pm

Last spring, Dr. Danielle Martin took on a U.S. Senate committee and defended Canada's health care system. While igniting pride from coast to coast, Dr. Martin also acknowledged that our health care system still has a long way to go. Join us to hear this health care leader's three big ideas on how we can improve our health care system for every Canadian.…Read More

For-profit health care undermines medicare, decreases access

July 4, 2014 | Monika Dutt Cape Breton Post When the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia stated its intention to regulate private care, and Health Minister Leo Glavine said he would begin to look at a legislative framework for private health care, they started a provincewide debate about the implications of inviting privatized practice into the health-care system.…Read More

Dr. Danielle Martin gives Washington a lesson on Canadian health care

By Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News Posted March 13, 2014 As the debate about Obamacare rages on in the United States, a Toronto doctor calmly defended her country's health-care system before a partisan U.S. Senate committee in Washington this week and explained that the single-payer model is not to blame for wait times — and that Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not a socialist... Click HERE for full story. …Read More

Premiers must focus on public innovation to strengthen Medicare

The new Health Care Innovation Working Group announced at this week's Council of theFederation meeting is an opportunity for the provinces to build on the many positive publicsolutions that make Medicare stronger and avoid unaffordable for-profit care, says the BCHealth Coalition. "The provinces must look for ways to build the capacity of public non-profit health care deliveryand protect the great gains in equality, access, fairness and efficiency that are the hallmark ofour public health care system," said BC Health Coalition co-chair Rachel Tutte.…Read More

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