March 31st, 2015, marks the one year anniversary of the expiry of the Health Accord.
Pharmacare would save Canadians billions of dollars.
CBC reports, "A universal prescription drug plan could reduce total spending on medications in Canada by billions and cover everyone at an affordable price for taxpayers, health policy researchers say. ...A universal public drug plan would reduce total spending on prescription drugs in Canada by $7.3 billion per year, the study’s authors say...
The Council of Canadians London chapter joined with allies yesterday to protest in front of Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Deb Matthews' constituency office. They were there to demand that she stop the the proposed closure of birthing and other obstetrical services at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital.
"Election 2015 will be about many things, including the state of Medicare and our federal commitment to public health care. Our Health Accord Campaign showed us that Canadians care about public health care. It is a priority worth fighting for."
Council of Canadians vice-chairperson Leo Broderick -- along with representatives from the PEI Health Coalition, the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat, the National Pensioners Federation, Unifor and the Canadian Health Coalition, as well as a community health worker -- recently wrote to Conservative MP Gail Shea, the Harper government's regional minister for PEI.