2016 Health Accord Background

There have been a number of recent statements made by organizations, politicians and in the news media regarding the development and necessary components of a national health accord. Below is a list of positions and statements released, as well as commentary from national media.

Canadian Doctors for Medicare position statement (added December 2, 2016)

http://canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca/Commentary/cdm-s-position-on-a-renewed-canada-health-accord.html

Roy Romanow

http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/the-house/segment/10527591

CMA 

https://www.cma.ca/En/Pages/cma-releases-platform-for-new-canadian-health-accord.aspx

Paper:

https://www.cma.ca/En/Lists/Medias/improving-the-health-of-all-canadians-a-vision-for-the-future.pdf

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

https://nursesunions.ca/news/canada-s-nurses-say-enough-enough-all-added-health-care-funding-critical

Canadian Healthcare Coalition

http://www.healthcoalition.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Bilingual-one-pager.pdf

Council of Canadians

A prescription for better medicine -- why Canadians need a national pharmacare program

http://canadians.org/sites/default/files/publications/report-pharmacare-16.pdf

RNAO

Action:

http://rnao.ca/policy/action-alerts/important-decisions-health-accord

News release

http://rnao.ca/news/media-releases/2016/10/14/nurses-urge-health-ministers-build-medicare%E2%80%99s-next-phase

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Health Accord must address growing mental health crisis in Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/health-accord-must-address-growing-mental-health-crisis-in-canada/article32339126/

CCPA

2016 Alternative Federal Budget

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National%20Office/2016/03/AFB2016_Main_Document.pdf

Provincial responses to feds

Health ministers fear funding will be ‘inadequate’ if Ottawa cuts transfers

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/10/18/health-ministers-fear-funding-will-be-inadequate-if-ottawa-cuts-transfers.html

Toronto Star

Pharmacare should be a priority for health ministers: Editorial

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2016/10/17/pharmacare-should-be-a-priority-for-health-ministers-editorial.html

Globe & Mail

Cutting through the numbers on health-care funding: André Picard

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/cutting-through-the-numbers-on-health-care-funding/article32314839/

How much should Ottawa spend on health? It’s complicated: André Picard

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/how-much-should-ottawa-spend-on-health-its-complicated/article30629969/