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Canada's health care values under fire
"Attacks on Medicare are also attacks on the underlying core values of Canadians--values such as fairness, compassion, equality of opportunity, and social solidarity--and so a defence of Medicare is essential to protect the values that we Canadians see as defining who we are. Our support for an accessible public health care system is the one bond we have that transcends geography, ethnicity, language, gender, race and class."
This is the key message in a crucial paper on the values underlying Medicare released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.