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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19 Jul Media Advisory: Health Care Actions During Council of the Federation

Health Care Actions During Council of the Federation Halifax, NS – Canada’s Premiers will be arriving in Halifax for the Council of the Federation meetings from July 25-27.  The future of public health care is on the agenda. The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, Council of Canadians, and allies, will hold  several events while the premiers are in town to show Canadians are watching and expect action to protect, strengthen and extend public health care.
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05 Jul Health Care Actions During the Council of the Federation, July 25-27

Dear Public Health Care Advocates, Canada’s First Ministers are meeting in Halifax from July 25-27 as the Council of the Federation.  The future of public health care is on the agenda. In December 2011, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives announced they would cut funding for public health care by $31 billion from 2017-2024.  In Nova Scotia this will result in an annual revenue loss of $154 million. Then the Harper Conservatives walked away from the negotiating table.
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