Almost 5 million Canadians aged 12 and older do not have a health care provider.
This shortage is felt across Canada, especially in rural and remote areas and among vulnerable and at-risk population groups. Populations under federal jurisdiction (First Nations people living on reserves; Inuit; serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces; eligible veterans; inmates in federal penitentiaries; and some groups of refugee claimants) are not getting the same access to health care as other Canadians.
We know that access to primary care, the very backbone of our health care system, is becoming increasingly difficult for Canadians.
If health care is one of your top priorities, join thousands of Canadians from across the country who are speaking up. Become a CMA Health Advocate today and help advocate for better care for all Canadians. Together, we can get health care back on the agenda.