The Ontario Health Coalition has prepared a voter guide focused on health care policy. The guide provides a backgrounder to each of the four following issues, and includes a chart comparing each party’s position on each of: renewal of the Canada Healh Accord, privatization, a public drug program and sensior. YOu can view the guide here.
The Ontario Health Coalition has also provided downloaded leaflets and postcards, and has a sign up form for those able and interstsed in helping to campaign on health care issues. You can sign up here.
From the Guide:
Canadians share a deeply held belief that access to health care should not be based on how rich we are, but on our medical need. Most of us believe that our government will not purposely destroy public health care. But privatization is a serious threat and it would dismantle health care for all if we don’t stop it. The 2015 Federal Election is fast approaching but the Ontario Health Coalition can help you vote for public health care!
Currently, there are 4 key issues with Canada’s health care system. When we vote this year, we must ask our candidates to make 4 commitments to improve health care. The federal government of Canada must:
1. Renew the Canada Health Accord
Commit to improving the federal governments share of health funding, and don’t download it onto the province.
2. Stop privatization and 2-tier charges for patients
Stop private clinics that undermine single-tier health care. Our money is better spent on care not profiteering.
3. Create a public drug program
A public drug program would better control too-high drug prices and put money towards safer, needed medications.
4. Improve seniors’ care