The BC Health Coalition is holding the “Public Health Care: How can we sustain it?” forum tonight in Burnaby.
Below is the liveblog underneath the description of the event here:
We increasingly hear that more private for-profit health care is needed to ensure that our public health care system remains “sustainable”. Is this really true?
The BCHC is excited to host a free public forum that will explore the motivation behind, and implications of, expanded for-profit health care in BC and Canada. Guest speakers include:
- Iglika Ivanova, Economist and Public Interest Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on supporting innovation in the public health care system.
- Legal expert Steven Shrybman on the aggressive constitutional challenge being waged by private health care investors to open up public health care to American-style insurance companies.
- U.S. physician Dr. Paul Hochfeld on working within the costliest and most inequitable health care system in the world and the need for meaningful health care reform.
- Glyn Townson from BC Persons with Aids Society