Happy 60th Medicare! A webinar on the origins of Medicare and keeping the dream of universal public health care alive in Canada

On Monday, June 27, join the Canadian Health Coalition in marking an important Medicare milestone. Anne Lagacé Dowson will be hosting an online conversation about the origins of Medicare and the fight to keep the dream of universal health care alive with Nicole O’Byrne, associate professor of law at the University of New Brunswick, and Pauline Worsfold, RN, chair of the Canadian Health Coalition.

Monday, June 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET on Zoom.
Register for the Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcOGtqz4qHNAVxXFWlBz8lvWAWn9ndGqO

Medicare was born 60 years ago, on July 1, 1962, in Saskatchewan. Within 10 years, free public health care had spread across Canada. However, the dream of a fully universal, public and comprehensive health care system in Canada has never been fully realized. Privatization and systemic oppression against groups of people continue to pervade health care in Canada, making it not accessible to everyone. But, there is hope.

A national public pharmacare plan is on the table. Dental care for low-income Canadians is on the table. National standards in long-term care that protect our seniors are on the table. Health care workers, physicians, labour unions, faith-based organizations, migrant advocates and social justice activists are all organizing to enforce the Canada Health Act and make health care accessible for everyone in Canada.

Join us on June 27 to find out how Medicare was born and what we all can do to make the dream of universal health care a reality in Canada.

For more information, contact Tracy at tglynn@healthcoalition.ca.

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