In order to make public health care secure and to make the promise of the Canadian health care system genuine we need the federal government to assert a real leadership role to fund it fairly, keep it public, and expand it.
Patients before profits
Right now, a legal case threatens public health care in Canada. If successful, it will bring US style health care here. Find out more and stand up for care based on need, not greed.
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.
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.
Take part in our on-line story booth
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.
For forty years, the Canadian Health Coalition has been working to protect and improve public health care in Canada.
We are a coalition of health care workers, seniors, unions, community organizations, faith-based organizations and academics, as well as affiliated coalitions in the provinces and one territory.