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Over 140 organizations call for Pharmacare Now

Ottawa, Ontario: Today, over 140 national and provincial organizations from all regions across Canada released a joint statement calling on the new federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The Pharmacare Now statement isRead More

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Final arguments begin today in the Charter challenge against public health care

The outcome will determine the future of health care in Canada  Ottawa, ON: A Charter challenge against public health care that began in 2009 is finally reaching its conclusion. Final arguments in the Cambie SurgeriesRead More

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The CHC urges the new government to take swift action on pharmacare

Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the newly elected government and calls on all parties to work together to swiftly implement universal, public pharmacare. Members of Parliament (MPs) should work across party linesRead More

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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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The presentation of health coalition evidence to defend public health care begins Monday with expert testimony

MEDIA ADVISORY – For immediate release The presentation of health coalition evidence to defend public health care begins Monday with expert testimony Who: Marie-Claude Prémont, PhD Law Where: Vancouver Supreme Court, 800 Smithe Street What: The intervenor group representingRead More

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Celebrating 40 years of protecting and expanding public health care

The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We have continuously been working to protect, defend and expand public health care in Canada. The CHC will be holding a Fundraising GalaRead More

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Encouraging investments in pharmacare in Budget 2019

For immediate release: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is encouraged that Budget 2019 includes some initial investments in the foundations of a new national pharmacare program. The government committed to creating a new national drugRead More

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Promising recommendations for pharmacare in the Advisory Council’s Interim Report

Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition is pleased with the initial recommendations of the Advisory on the Implementation of Pharmacare. In its Interim Report, the Council calls for a national drug agency, a comprehensive, evidence-based nationalRead More

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One in four households can’t afford their prescription medications

Public health care advocates will be meeting with MPs to discuss pharmacare On Tuesday, January 29, over 100 public health care advocates from across Canada will be meeting with members of parliament and senators onRead More

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