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REAL POLICING REQUIRED - THE MEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL SECTORS

It is clear from comments posted in this section that it is clearly understood by the public, that in the medical sector and the pharmaceutical sector that crime is a way of life in the Health Care sectors. What is not clear is the role insurance companies have played but I think we can be sure it's significant in terms of hiding activities from the public that should not have been hidden. This allegation is not confined ...more »

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Continual Care for Patients with Severe Disabilities

Allow complex-care medical clinics to treat patients from birth to death. Financially support doctors who work in these clinics as a team to care for patients in need of regular appointments with multiple medical specialists. Complex-care clinics are the best model of care for children with severe, multiple disabilities. Currently, these children must be discharged at the age of 18 & start over, attempting to find a ...more »

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4.1 Yes, with more support workers family members would be able to care for loved ones at home - also financial aid for the home care as opposed to paying nursing home cost would make it possible for a family member to stay home to care for them 4.2 Individuals receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement would benefit since the end costs would be reduced - not going to emergency rooms - Possibly is a person on a disability ...more »

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Have OHIP pay for Ambulance services, not cities

The most common place to find ambulances is waiting at ER entrances for up to 8 hours at a time before the ER will accept the patient. The Trillium hospital usually has 5 to 10 ambulances in line to deliver patients. There are too few doctors to receive the patients, so the ambulance personnel must tend to the sick or dying patient until a doctor is free to look at the patient. The reason someone is taken to ER by an ...more »

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Ontario as a Clinical Trials powerhouse

Ontario possesses one of the world's best clinical databases through our centralized billing system with access through the Institute for Clinical Evaluation Sciences, we have world leading teaching hospitals and fantastic medical professionals. Ontario needs to fully utilize the potential of these assets. Ontario should: 1. Pass legislation to allow the use of its centralized databases for clinical trials recruitment ...more »

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Ban Fluoridation Of Municipal Tap Water

Now, before all you people who are super pro-fluoride get all riled up, I'm not just going to bash fluoride through this entire proposal, so calm yourselves down and hear me out. Firstly, in North America, there are many many communities who put fluoride into their water systems, supposedly to help prevent cavities. I would like to see this practice banned. Not just because fluoride is of questionable safety (there are ...more »

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Teaching Canadians to Appreciate and Understand where their tax

The simplest way to get people to understand how much they're getting from their Health Insurance, is to give them a bill. To be clear, I'm not talking about making them pay out of pocket, just that at the end of their visit to the doctor, ER, etc. they experience the billing system. Make it visible to us. Imagine if after every visit to your doctor, be it for your annual check-up, getting the cast removed from your ...more »

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Fraud in Health Care delivery

As a recent patient for mental health issues I took part in group therapy at Centenary Hospital in Scarborough. One of features of the therapy was a talk given to the patients by a nutritionist. She talked at length about food intake but made no mention about the importance of colonic health practices, food sensitivities or other issues. One of the first things that happens when you qualify for these programs is that ...more »

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An increase in preventative healthcare and wellness programs

Increasing preventative healthcare programs using allied health professionals (dieticians, social workers, nurse practitioners, etc.) to educate and facilitate use of programming. Having the increase in funding for health promotion include incentives for dietary supplements and fitness programs, as well as other wellness programming in order to help encourage a healthier population and relieve financial pressure on the ...more »

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Community checks by qualified personnel

Establishing a program where the community’s most vulnerable citizens are checked on at regular intervals by qualified personnel like EMTs, social workers, or community care workers, etc. This would help to reduce emergency room visits and promote better healthcare and preventative healthcare among those who need it most.

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Better access to Community Care Access Centres

More funds to help educate healthcare users on the value of Community Care Access Centres and community health clinics. And to Provide resources to health care providers to become high level system navigators, and providing educational tools, so that high level system navigators can be made available to and educate the public on how to best access and navigate Ontario’s healthcare system, and best realize its overall ...more »

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Home Care for Seniors

We need to relax the regulatory legislative requirements so that people requesting home care do not have to sign up for a waiting list for long-term care facilities. Currently, the legislation/regulations allow for only 180 hours of assisted living or 90 hours of respite care per month. Only if the patient registers for long-term care placement, can this requirement be relaxed. For people that do not want to become ...more »

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