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Friday, 16 November, 2007

Book launch marks National Medicare Week

This week is National Medicare Week, and the Canadian Health Coalition is celebrating with publication of a new book called Medicare: Facts, Myths, Problems, Promise.

The book is a collection of essays based on presentations given at the Coalition's , including speeches by Shirley Douglas, Monique Bégin, Roy Romanow and Stephen Lewis.

, Shirley Douglas said: "I encourage Prime Minister Harper and CMA president Dr. Brian Day to read this book and commit to working together to fix problems rather than using the problems as an excuse to go back to the days before Medicare - when doctors could charge whatever they wanted and care was rationed on the basis of ability to pay not need."

The book is being released in conjunction with the .

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