Health Provider Action & Media Coverage of IFHP Reform
Posted May 20 2012 2:53am
The proposed Interim Federal Health Program cuts (discussed further here ) have not only motivated individual physicians to action, but also mobilized groups of health providers nation wide. On May 11, physicians across Canada held protests, an occupation and issued press releases in an effort to catch the Minister responsible, Jason Kenney’s ear. More recently, the Canadian Medical Association, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Canadian Association of Optometrists, Canadian Association of Social Workers and Canadian Dental Association sent a joint letter to the Minister requesting that the planned IFHP cuts be rescinded. A full list of media coverage is below.