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.
Continue reading Open Letter to Minister of Health
During the consultation the Health Network focused on three key issues: access to prescription drugs, cost for patients and the province, and patient safety by focusing on prescribing practises.
Continue reading March 17/11 – Fair Drug Prices Consultation Summary
The government says they want to improve health care. Better care sooner, they say. So why is the government planning to cut funding for hospitals? And what would a 5% cut over three years mean for our hospitals?
Continue reading FACT CHECK: 5% Cut to Hospitals
The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network believes in a universal pharmacare program that provides first-dollar coverage to all Nova Scotians regardless of ability to pay, just like Medicare.
Continue reading Oct 2010: Submission to Fair Drug Prices Review
This report is designed to provide some guidance to Network members, supporters and the general public about the four parties’ position on health care issues in this election campaign. The report does not amount to an endorsement of any party’s political agenda as the Network is non-partisan.
Continue reading Report: Election 2009 Platform Report Card
Forward, not Backward Demand Action on Children’s Dental Care
Dental health is an important part of our health care system. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most privatized parts of the system, forcing families to pay out-of-pocket for dental care.
Currently, the Government of Nova Scotia only covers 5.1% of the cost of [...]
Continue reading Backgrounder: Health Network’s Position on Children’s Oral Health Care