24 Jul 25/7/13 Media Release: Photo OPP – Public Health Care is on the Line

July 25/13 - MEDIA RELEASE   Public Health Care is on the Line   Halifax, NS - The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network is displaying a visual representation of what's at stake for public health care in Nova Scotia, outside the IWK Hospital on University Avenue, at 12pm. The 2004 Health Accord has nearly expired and the premiers have not yet signed a Health Accord for 2014. The display is timed to coincide with the Council of the Federation meetings in Niagara on the Lake, where Canada's premiers are currently meeting. The Health Network is urging the premiers to discuss the 2014 Health Accord at length and take...

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12 Jun 6/12 Media Release: Health Network Applauds SRS Coverage and Calls to Remove Remaining Barriers

Halifax, NS - The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network applauds the NS government’s decision to cover sex reassignment surgery (SRS). We congratulate the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP), Trans*form Health Care, and all other allies who have worked diligently to secure the rights to healthcare for everyone.  Furthermore, we call upon the Nova Scotia government remove all remaining barriers to receiving SRS. “Access to these procedures will mean a lot to transgender Nova Scotians, who have long had to make the tough choice of paying out of pocket, moving to another province, or simply not getting surgery,” says James...

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05 Apr 4/5 Media Release: Health Network Welcomes New Budget: Still Much More to Be Done for Public Health Care

Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network is pleased with the provincial budget tabled yesterday in the legislature. The government has provided funding for key initiatives to give Nova Scotians better public health care. Universal dental care was extended for children from age 10 to 13, insulin pumps will be funded for children aged 19 and under, there are new funds for an eating disorders program at the IWK in Halifax, and the budget expands mental health funding.
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22 Nov November 22/12 – Media Release: Great Day for Patients’ Rights and the Future of Medicare in Nova Scotia

For Immediate Release November 22, 2012 Great Day for Patients’ Rights and the Future of Medicare in Nova Scotia   Halifax, NS – The new Insured Health Services Act is the most progressive change to health law in decades, says the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network.   “Today is a great day of patients’ rights and the future of Medicare in Nova Scotia,” says Kyle Buott, Provincial Coordinator of the Health Network. “The new law bans queue-jumping while reinforcing the bans on direct billing, extra-billing and user fees in health care.”   The changes reaffirm the province’s commitment to the five principles of the Canada Health Act...

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27 Sep Premiers Must Work Together for 2014 Health Accord

Stephen Harper must be brought to the negotiating table with Canada's premiers to negotiate a Health Accord in 2014, say citizen's groups. The Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network and the Council of Canadians will be showing a tug-of-war themed piece of street theatre to get the message across, on Thursday, September 27th at 12:00pm in Victoria Park. Provincial and territorial health ministers will be meeting across the street in the Lord Nelson hotel. “Stephen Harper is cutting $36 billion from public health care and refusing to sign a national accord. It's hard to understate what he's doing: he is destroying...

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