This week is National Medicare Week, a time to celebrate a defining feature of of our country. Canadians strongly support the core values on which our public health care system is premised – equity and fairness.
There are, however, serious problems that need to be urgently addressed, including lack of access to timely care, home and continuing care, and affordable prescription drugs.
And the Prime Minister has stood idly by as provinces de-list services, allow extra-billing by physicians, and permit the selling of medically-necessary diagnostic services and queue-jumping, all in violation of the Canada Health Act.
We need you to take a moment right now and email the Prime Minister. It only takes 2 minutes. The Prime Minister needs to know that Canadians want action and leadership on health care, and they want the Canada Health Act enforced.
– The Canadian Health Coalition Team