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Millions of Canadians could soon have better access to medications

For Immediate Release- Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is very pleased with the final recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of Pharmacare. After spending a year consulting with Canadians, the CouncilRead More

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The Bans on Private Insurance and Extra Billing are Crucial to Protect Canadian Medicare, says Health Care Expert

For Immediate release In the lawsuit against public health care currently being heard at the BC Supreme Court, lawyers for the plaintiff, Brian Day, are trying to prove that the introduction of private health careRead More

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Guardians of Public Health Care (2019)

For its 40th anniversary the CHC wanted to recognize the tremendous work of special individuals on an issue related to protecting and expanding public health care that has a national focus or national implications. WeRead More

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40 years of Public Health Care Advocacy

To mark our 40th anniversary, we have put together a little chronology of how we came to be and some of our accomplishments.

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Winning Entries – Student Video Competition

The CHC invited young, budding filmmakers to show that a new generation is ready to protect and expand public health care in Canada. To mark our 40th anniversary, students were asked to create a short videoRead More

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Submission on Bill S-252

The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology is currently studying S-252 (Voluntary Blood Donations Act). The legislation proposes to ban nationally paid blood and plasma donations. Blood plasma is the first bodyRead More

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Submission to UN Special Rapporteur

The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) was invited to take part in a consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Physical and Mental Health during his official visit to Canada in NovemberRead More

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National Seniors Care Strategy

The Canadian Health Coalition is launching its campaign calling for a National Seniors Care Strategy. Most Canadians will rely on seniors care at some point in their lives. Our public health care system is currentlyRead More

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Starting the Conversation about Seniors Care

One of the simplest ways of moving this issue forward is to start a discussion about seniors care. You can be a catalyst for change by sharing your story about seniors care with your family members, friends,Read More

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Consensus for pharmacare

There is consensus among pro-pharmacare advocates about the principles that must underpin a national pharmacare program in Canada. Over 70 national, provincial and territorial organizations agree that Canadian pharmacare must be a single-payer system thatRead More

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