Liveblogging the “Public Health Care: How can we sustain it?” Forum

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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

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Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Post-partisan eco-socialist. at Politics, Re-Spun
Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website,

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