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Defend Public Healthcare: The long series of failures of private clinics in Ontario

For years CUPE has been concerned the Ontario government would transfer public hospital surgeries, procedures and diagnostic tests to private clinics. CUPE began campaigning in earnest against this possibility in the spring of 2007 with a tour of the province by former British Health Secretary, Frank Dobson, who talked about the disastrous British experience with . . . → Read More: Defend Public Healthcare: The long series of failures of private clinics in Ontario

Defending Public Healthcare: Liberals support more private clinics – even as clinics turn on them

The Ontario government has gotten into another donnybrook with private clinics for a second time in less than a year.  Over the summer, they got into a messy dispute with private physiotherapy clinics.The government stopped 94 physiotherapy clinics from directly billing OHIP. Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews said that, over the years, licences to . . . → Read More: Defending Public Healthcare: Liberals support more private clinics – even as clinics turn on them

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: In Canada, more vulnerable refugees being denied access to health care

by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care One month after Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care released a number of examples of patients being denied access to necessary health services due to the cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) and its resulting confusion, the group is releasing another round of troubling cases. Canadian Doctors for . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: In Canada, more vulnerable refugees being denied access to health care