1 in 10 Canadians are unable to afford prescribed medications
Canada is the only country in the world with a universal public health care system that doesn’t include access to prescription medication. We need a national drug plan that is public, universal and safe, providing everyone with the medications they need.
Why does private health care lengthen public wait times?
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Defending public plasma and blood donation
Blood plasma is the first body part in Canada that has been allowed for sale. The recent introduction of pay-for-plasma clinics poses a serious safety risk to the security of our blood supply and negatively impact the voluntary collection efforts.
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Stories are a powerful tool to ensure that we do not take our public health care system for granted. That's why we want to hear about your experience with the public health care system.
Since 1979, the Canadian Health Coalition advocates for the preservation and improvement of universal public health care across Canada.
We're a coalition of national organizations representing nurses, health care workers, seniors, churches, social justice organizations, women, and trade unions, as well as affiliated coalitions in 9 provinces and 1 territory.