Stratford News Health coalition warns about hospital privatization SHARE ON: Ethan Rabidoux, staff Wednesday, Mar. 12th, 2014 The Ontario Health Coalition is sounding the alarm about health care privatization. The group says the Liberal government is putting community hospitals and medicare at risk with a plan to turn services over to private clinics that will extra bill patients. The OHC says taking such things as diagnostic services, physiotherapy and operations like cataract surgeries out of hospitals and having them provided by private clinics is a direct threat to publicly-funded medicare. To fight back, the Ontario Health Coalition will be going door-to-door in various communities ahead of the upcoming provincial election to let people know what’s happening. They will be knocking on doors in Kitchener on March 29th and call upon people to join them. The Stratford and District Labour Council plans to organize a car pool to head to the big city. For more information, call the labour council at 519-273-0300, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to its Facebook page. You can also go to the Ontario Health Coalition website.