Our Story

Canadian Doctors for Medicare stepped into the national health care debate in May of 2006 when a group of physicians and friends became concerned about the increased privatization in Canadian health care, and about the development of a two-tiered health care system that would allow the wealthy to buy private insurance for private care at the expense of the vast majority of Canadians.

Our members include high-profile leaders in clinical medicine, research, policy and education residents, medical students, retired physicians, and "friends" in other health professions and among the Canadian public. We believe that Medicare must be reformed but that reform must take place within the public system so that it benefits all Canadians.

By supporting Canadian Doctors for Medicare, you are supporting reform and innovation within Medicare and helping to ensure that Medicare remains public.