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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26 Jul July 26/12 – Media Release: Public Health Care Advocates to Outline Vision for Improving Medicare

Public Health Care Advocates to Outline Vision for Improving Medicare
 
Halifax, NS – Public health care advocates from across the country are paying close attention to the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax. The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network and Council of Canadians are hosting a media conference Thursday, July 26th at 9:30 am aboard The Harbour Queen ship featuring prominent national speakers.
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25 Jul July 25 – Media Release: Premiers Puppet Parade

Premiers: Don’t Be Puppets. Stand Up To Stephen Harper. Protect Public Health Care!
 
Halifax, NS – The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network says Canadians want Premiers to stand up to Stephen Harper and protect public health care. The Premiers are meeting from July 25-27 in Halifax as the Council of the Federation.   The Health Network and Council of Canadians teamed up with Puppets Et Cetera! a local theatre troupe, to produce 10 life size puppets of Canada’s Premiers.  Our message to the Premiers is clear – Don’t be puppets. Stand up to Stephen Harper. Protect public health care.

 

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