Happy 60th Medicare! A webinar on the origins of Medicare and keeping the dream of universal public health care alive in Canada
On Monday, June 27, please join me in marking an important Medicare milestone. I will be hosting an online conversation about the origins of Medicare and the fight to keep the dream of universal health care alive with Nicole O’Byrne, associate professor of law at the University of New Brunswick, and Pauline Worsfold, RN, chair of the Canadian Health Coalition.
Monday, June 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET on Zoom.
Medicare was born 60 years ago, on July 1, 1962, in Saskatchewan. Within 10 years, free public health care had spread across Canada. However, the dream of a fully universal, public and comprehensive health care system in Canada has never been fully realized. Privatization and systemic oppression against groups of people continue to pervade health care in Canada, making it not accessible to everyone. But, there is hope.
A national public pharmacare plan is on the table. Dental care for low-income Canadians is on the table. National standards in long-term care that protect our seniors are on the table. Health care workers, physicians, labour unions, faith-based organizations, migrant advocates and social justice activists are all organizing to enforce the Canada Health Act and make health care accessible for everyone in Canada.
Join us on June 27 to find out how Medicare was born and what we all can do to make the dream of universal health care a reality in Canada.
For public health care,
Anne Lagacé Dowson
Canadian Health Coalition
P.S. Help amplify the voice for public health care by donating to the Canadian Health Coalition today.