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UPDATE: Mounting Health Care Cuts

List of the Ford government health care cuts to date: ● Cut OHIP+ so families with sick children will have to seek private coverage first and pay deductibles and co-payments. (June 2018) ● Cut planned mental health funding by more than $330 million. (July 2018) ● Canceled all new planned overdose prevention sites. (Autumn 2018). […]

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Better health care through innovation “The Agenda, March 4, 2019”

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RELEASE & ANALYSIS: Health Care Omnibus Bill Sets Up Ontario for Health System Mega-Mergers & Privatization: Worse than the Leaked Draft, Health Coalition Warns

(February 27, 2019) The Ontario Health Coalition released its preliminary analysis of the new health care omnibus bill today. Health Coalition spokespeople expressed deep concerns about the legislation and the sweeping upheaval to come. The legislation that was made public yesterday is worse than the draft bill in significant ways: it requires even bigger mega-mergers; […]

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RELEASE: Warning that Leaked Health Care Omnibus Bill Would Create Health Care Chaos: Longstanding Leaders of Organizations Representing Patients, Care Workers, Doctors

(February 11, 2019) Academic leaders, democracy advocates, patient advocates, front-line care workers and doctors are all speaking with one voice when it comes to the leaked health care omnibus bill that has secretly been planned by the Ford government for months: if passed, it would cause health care chaos that will last for years. Speaking […]

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RELEASE: Ontario Election 2018 Health Care Resources

Click on each heading for Ontario election resources: **New  Leaflet inside (note: if printing use legal size paper)   Leaflet outside (note: if printing used legal size paper) Election Platform- top issues and “asks” for our political parties Media Release Provincial Election Platform release Health Care Questions for Candidates  All Candidates’ Meetings Media coverage of Health […]

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RELEASE: $22 billion in cuts to funding for public services planned by Mr. Ford, worse than Harris, we are “extremely worried”

posted June 3, 2018

$22 billion in cuts to funding for public services planned by Mr. Ford, worse than Harris, we are “extremely worried” by Natalie Mehra, executive director Many Ontarians are captured by the idea of getting the same or more services for less money. But few know what the numbers might actually mean. Since Doug Ford did […]

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Analysis Ontario Health Coalition Analysis of the First Ministers’ Health Accord

(February 11, 2003) A reading of the new “Health Accord” reached last week at the First Ministers’ meetings leads to more questions than answers.

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OHC Accountability Handbook

(May 2003) This resource provides answers to frequent questions regarding access to medicines, programmes and health services.

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Analysis Preliminary Analysis of the Romanow Report from the Canadian Health Coalition and the Canadian Labour Congress

(November 28, 2002) The Romanow Report on the Future of Health Care concluded that there is a consensus among Canadians that Medicare is a moral enterprise, not a commercial venture.

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OHC Primary Care Reform Position Paper

(May 2002) For years, health care advocates and their organizations have pushed for true primary care reform that will deliver to Ontarians more access and better services.

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How private finance is moving primary care into corporate ownership

(April 21, 2001) British Medical Journal article on the privatization of primary care in Britain.

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Will primary care trusts lead to US-style health care?

(April 21, 2001) A study by Allyson M Pollock published in the British Medical Journal examines how the introduction of primary care trusts in the UK could lead to a US style health system.

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