Thursday, December 22, 2011

Four comments on Harper's attack on health care

Is Money Enough? The Meaning of 6% and Flaherty’s Health “Plan”
By Armine Yalnizyan
Progressive Economics Forum
December 21st, 2011

As Christmas presents go, this one was a shocker: Over lunch on Monday, cash-strapped Finance Minister Jim Flaherty promised provincial and territorial finance ministers he’d increase federal funding for health care by six per cent each year for the next five years. No strings attached. No negotiations. A done deal. With a catch.
Read more HERE.

Attacking our health care is un-Canadian
The Citizen 
December 21, 2011

The agenda for the federal Conservatives with regard to health care transfer payments is quite simple. They want to force privatization of our health care system by starving it of the funds it needs to keep going.
Read more HERE.

Leading Canada's public healthcare to the free-market guillotine
By Stefan Christoff
December 22, 2011

National discussion in Canada on the Conservative government's new healthcare financial ultimatum, a take-it-or-leave-it-style proposal, largely revolves around myths. First that financing alone is key to securing a sustainable public healthcare system and second that free-market economic winds will provide sustainable guidelines, via GDP, for viable future government healthcare financing.
Read more HERE.

Feds walk away from health care reform
Council of Canadians
December 21, 2011

The Harper government let down millions of Canadians this week by effectively walking away from the opportunity to craft a 2014 Health Accord that brings real reform to our health care system.
Read more HERE.

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