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About the Coalition
Read this handout to learn more about our organization and our current campaigns.
Ensuring Quality Care for All Seniors
Most Canadians will rely on seniors care at some point in their lives. Our public health care system is currently ill-equipped to address the health care needs of the aging population. We need a National Strategy to ensure that all seniors can access quality care, regardless of where they live in Canada. We must take action now to ensure consistent funding, standards of care and staffing levels across the country. All Canadians deserve to age with dignity and respect. Learn more on this important issue with our policy brief.
Health Accord Breakdown: Costs and Consequences of the Failed 2016/17 Negotiations
The report calculates that the failure of the Health Accord will mean a health care funding shortfall of $31 billion for the provinces with no concrete targets to improve public health care for Canadians and no plan to bridge the fiscal gap. Calling the rhetoric around health transformation and target funds for home and mental health care “more PR than substance”, the coalitions also tallied the non-monetary costs of the lost Health Accord: the grave problems of under capacity in public hospitals, long-term and community care; long-waits; growing inequities and problems with access to care that will continue without any national plan to address them. Get informed and read the report co-authored by the Canadian Health Coalition and Ontario Health Coalition.
National Public Drug Plan for All
Author Julie White brings together many of the academic studies showing the financial savings, improved drug safety, and increased equality that would occur under a national public drug plan. Canada remains the only country with a universal health system that doesn’t include prescription medicines. Learn more on this important issue with our policy brief.
Healthcare decoder: The hidden agenda behind the words
Updated in September 2016
European model? Sustainability? Opponents to public health care attempt to shift the language. Don’t be fooled, get informed with our health care decoder.