30 Sep Health Care Champions: Our Candidate Pledge Results

Health Care Champion Pledge I, _____________________________, candidate in the 62nd General Election in Nova Scotia, believe in a robust public health care system, where patients are treated based on their need, not on their ability to pay. I agree that: Privatization does not create health care workers; it poaches health care workers to work in private for-profit institutions, draining resources and increasing wait times. Privatization hurts poor communities as for-profit medicine is concerned with making profits and not the needs of small populations Privatization hurts all Nova Scotians through increased costs, lower safety standards, and reduced access. I pledge to: Uphold the values of the...

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04 Sep Eleven Proven Solutions to Improve Public Health Care

The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network was founded in 1996 with a mandate to protect, strengthen and extend public health care in Nova Scotia.  Since then, building on the work of previous health organizations, we have engaged in a number of campaigns and actions to promote universal public health care and improve the health care system. Nova Scotia is about to enter a provincial election. In preparation, the Health Network is releasing an election platform that offers proven public sector solutions to improve the health of Nova Scotians and the efficiency of our health system. The platform is categorized into solutions...

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01 Apr Open Letter to Minister of Health

The following open letter was sent by the Health Network and about a dozen other organizations to the Hon. Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and wellness marking the 27th Anniversary of the Canada Health Act....

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