After 75 years of debate, with health-care costs spiraling out of control and the quality of medical care falling short of that in single-payer countries, the time is right for Medicare-for-all.
The Liberals are promising pharmacare but not a universal program. Let's look to the wisdom of medicare founders T.C. Douglas and Emmett Hall on how to proceed.
While nurses defend public health care, doctors have long promoted a capitalist model of medicine that maximizes their wealth and power.
Medicare originated at the provincial, not federal level -- in Saskatchewan. So could the extension of public health care to include prescription drugs, and even dental and vision coverage.
We need to open the airwaves to include a diversity of voices, including those who are advocating for single-payer health care.
As Trumpcare versus Obamacare dominates the cable news, the unreported movement for single-payer health care grows. As with all great shifts in history, when the people lead, the leaders follow.
In an age when the rich demand a fast lane to the front of every line, it will require resolve and determination to preserve our medicare system.
On September 6, the B.C. Supreme Court began hearing Cambie Surgeries Corp's constitutional challenge to the Medicare Protection Act. Colleen Fuller says the case poses a grave threat to our system.
Public health care is being put on trial. But make no mistake, this case isn't about improving health care. It's about money and greed.
An ongoing B.C. Supreme Court case could open up the province to a two-tier health system. That shouldn't happen.