President's Message

BCNU PresidentIT’S ABOUT PRIORITIES

Every February the provincial government tables its annual budget in the Legislature. I was in Victoria when Finance Minister Mike de Jong delivered this year's numbers to the media and assembled stakeholders.

I listened as he announced that medical service premiums were going up again this year by four percent while he informed us that healthcare funding would not be keeping up with the cost of technology, inflation and population growth. This means BC families will be paying more and getting less. It means more cuts to services for those who are already falling through the cracks. MORE


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