29 Sep Media Release: Court Challenge Threatens to Open Medicare to User Fees, Unequal Access

    September 29, 2014 Court Challenge Threatens to Open Medicare to User Fees, Unequal Access Patients and public health care advocates call for care based on need, not ability to pay, as Dr. Brian Day and the province of British Columbia seek a settlement outside of the court Halifax – Just before Health Minister Leo Glavine joins his provincial and territorial counterparts at the end of September, patients, public health care advocates and patients and providers are calling attention to what they’re referring to as the ‘biggest threat to public health care in a generation.” The Nova Scotia Health Coalition held a press conference...

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28 Aug Release: “Stand up to Harper” Health Advocates tell Premiers

August 28/14 Media Release “Stand Up to Harper” Health Advocates tell Premiers Charlottetown, P.E.I. – As Canada’s 13 premiers gathered for their annual meeting on Thursday, they were met by public health care advocates calling on them to discuss a new health accord and to stand up to Harper’s funding cuts. Organized by the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network, public health supporters rallied in front of Province House, greeting the premiers and journalists with placards, a ‘King Harper’ puppet, and a banner that read, “Premiers, Stand Up to Harper’s Health Cuts” “Harper has refused to negotiate a new health accord and is...

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24 Jul Join us for our Annual General Meeting & Guest Speaker: Monika Dutt!

Saturday, September 20th, 11-12:30pm, Johanna B. Oosterveld Centre, 2103 Gottingen St, Halifax   Following business, lunch will be provided and we'll be joined by guest speaker Dr. Monika Dutt, from 1pm - 2:30pm: Monika Dutt is a public health specialist and family physician in Cape Breton. She is the Chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare and Adjunct Faculty with Cape Breton University. On twitter follow: @Monika_Dutt. Dr. Dutt will speak about the challenges facing  public health care in Canada and strategies for overcoming them. A discussion will follow the presentation. This will be an event not to be missed!  To RSVP for the event please send an email...

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04 Apr Media Release: Provincial Budget “failing to plan for future”

For immediate Release Provincial Budget “failing to plan for future,” Health Network says, Halifax, NS – The provincial budget tabled today in the legislature focused on 2 areas of health care: physicians and home care. The 2014/2015 budget provided $10.6 million to recruit and hire physicians, and $32.6 million for home care services. The Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network welcomed these improvements, but said the government “is failing to plan for the future.” “There is no forward planning in this budget” said James Hutt, Provincial Co-ordinator for the NS Health Network. “We welcome more support for home care and doctors, but there...

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03 Mar Stand for Medicare – March 31 Day of Action!

  Friends, We are facing an important and deeply concerning moment in the history of public health care. March 31st marks the expiry of the 2004 Health Accord and the federal government has refused to negotiate a new one.   Click here & join us on March 31st!   We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians to the end of federal leadership in health care and cuts of $36 billion to health transfers over 10 years. To do that, we are holding events in communities across Nova Scotia and all across the rest of Canada. We've already started planning for events in Halifax and Bridgewater, with more to come. Can you help organize...

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25 Feb Health Minister Overlooks Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle – Press Conference

Friends, The NS Health Minister, Leo Glavine, recently published an article suggesting that our public health system could function like banks; as banks require a financial check before giving loans, patients should have to prove that they lead a healthy lifestyle before receiving health care. The Health Minister's comments rids the government of responsibility for providing programs and services, and shames the poor. Join us on Thursday to demand a health care system that addresses inequality and provides equal care to all. Join the NS Health Network at a press conference: Thursday, February 27 9am at the JBO Centre, 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax Health workers,...

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