Protect our public healthcare system

British Columbians should be able to access medical care when they need it, without paying extra.

But the BC NDP government is welcoming a rise in corporate, for-profit medicine in BC – to the tune of almost $400 million.

For-profit clinics are charging patients for basic healthcare services, in direct violation to the Canadian Health Act, and our government is turning a blind eye. 

Privatization is a threat to our already crumbling public healthcare system.

Add your name to tell the BC NDP government to stop contracting for-profit healthcare immediately and focus on fixing our public healthcare system.

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A report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that the BC government is contributing to the rise of corporate, for-profit healthcare services in BC. The Province has spent $393 million over 6 years on contracts with private for-profit clinics. 

The BC NDP is aware that these clinics are charging patients extra fees for basic healthcare services – a practice which goes against the Canadian Health Act – but they are turning a blind eye.

Private, for-profit healthcare is a threat to our public system. Charging for basic healthcare needs creates an unequal opportunity for those with the means to pay. Privatization will continue to worsen healthcare worker shortages and increase costs to the public system.

Research finds that private sector outsourcing corresponds with increased rates of mortality, potentially due to a decline in the quality of services.

Healthcare should be public, free and accessible and it’s the government's responsibility to protect our system from private, for-profit healthcare. 

Add your name to tell the BC NDP government to stop contracting private healthcare immediately and focus on fixing our public healthcare system.

By submitting this form, you consent to the BC Green Party retaining your personal information for party activities as outlined in the BC Green Party Privacy Policy. You may withdraw this consent at any time by contacting the party at 1-888-473-3686 or [email protected]