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BCAA push for private insurance undermines medicare

BC Health Coalition calls on British Columbians to reject BCAA queue jumping insurance and demand government action to enforce health care legislation.

The BC Health Coalition is deeply disturbed by BCAAs recent announcement to begin offering insurance that will allow its members to jump the health care queue and obtain services at for-profit clinics.

HSA Political Action Fund available to support members in October 29 provincial by-elections

HSA members who are running for office or working on campaigns in the provincial by-elections in Vancouver-Burrard and Vancouver-Fairview can apply to HSA for the following financial support from HSAs Political Action Fund:

1. Members who are candidates can apply for up to 20 days of wage replacement and/or up to $200 to cover approved personal expenses incurred to run for office.

A NAFTA challenge to Medicare ... the other shoe dropping?

By Larry Brown
National Secretary-Treasurer
National Union of Public and General Employees

Canadian governments have made our public health care and other social programs very vulnerable to attack by private for profit companies outside of Canada. They have done that by signing trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Weve known that for years î º and for years weve been warning them and nervously waiting for the other shoe to drop, for someone to actually challenge our public programs.

The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care

Join the BC Health Coalition for...

The Big Issue: Debating the Future of Canadian Health Care.
A Vancouver Centre Federal All-Candidates Forum

Tuesday September 23, 2008. 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
411 Seniors Centre, 3rd Floor:
411 Dunsmuir @ Homer in Vancouver.

Vote Public Health Care!

BC Health Coalition calls on British Columbians to vote for federal candidates who support public solutions to health care challenges.

The BC Health Coalition is calling on voters to elect federal candidates who will commit to standing up in support of Medicare and oppose the growth of for-profit health care.

Week one of the election campaign

An election campaign is no time to discuss serious issues: that famous line from the 1993 federal election seemed, to a large extent, the main truth of the first week of the 2008 federal election campaign. Watching the reports from the hustings, Canadian working families are, with reason, asking themselves the most political question of all: whats in it for us?