- Government of British Columbia Canada
British Columbia is the only province in Canada imposing a fixed monthly premium on its citizens for our universal healthcare coverage as mandated by the Canada Health Act. In other provinces healthcare premiums are fully covered by tax revenues. The next election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Between now and then we have an opportunity to place this on the agenda. The Liberals are looking for ways to appease us after the HST debacle and the NDP want to acquire our interest. Now is the time to approach both with this issue.
On a side note - Alberta, changed from premium based to tax based in 2009, leaving BC the final hold out.
We, the undersigned, request our government of British Columbia to eliminate fixed monthly premiums payable by its citizens for our universal healthcare coverage known as Medical Services Plan (MSP) and move to a wholly tax-based model as is used by all other provincial governments in Canada.
The Stop BC Medical Services Plan Premiums! petition to Government of British Columbia Canada was written by Eric Saamanen and is in the category Health at GoPetition.