Canadian Doctors for Medicare stepped into the national health care debate in May 2006 when a group of physicians and friends became concerned about the increased privatization in Canadian health care and the development of a two-tier health care system that would allow the wealthy to buy private insurance for private care at the expense of the majority of Canadians.
Our members include high-profile leaders in clinical medicine, research, policy and education residents, medical students, and retired physicians. We believe that Medicare must be reformed but that reform must take place within the public system so that it benefits all Canadians.
Our mission is to provide a voice for Canadian doctors who want to strengthen and improve Canada's universal publicly-funded health care system. We advocate for innovations in treatment and prevention services that are evidence-based and improve access, quality, equity and sustainability..