CMA seeks commitment to action on health from federal budget

OTTAWA, March 18, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) past president Dr. Chris Simpson will be on Parliament Hill March 22 to discuss the outcomes of the federal budget.

As a part of its pre-budget push, the CMA has been advocating for a new vision of health care that would address Canada's rapidly aging population. Seven recommendations were put forward to help guide federal leadership in health care—all of which were highlighted in the finance committee's report to the government following pre-budget consultations.

The core recommendations focused on three key objectives:

  • supporting provinces and territories in meeting the needs of an aging population;
  • expanding the capacity of the continuing care sector; and
  • reducing costs of prescription medication.

The CMA hopes to see these measures reflected in the budget.

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, the CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing more than 83,000 of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 60 national medical organizations. CMA's mission is helping physicians care for patients. The CMA will be the leader in engaging and serving physicians and be the national voice for the highest standards for health and health care.


SOURCE Canadian Medical Association

For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: CMA Media Relations:, 613-806-1865


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