A teenager comes out to his family and his parents spend the night yelling, crying and blaming their child for being gay. They take their child to a “doctor” that claims he can make their child straight. This teenager is enrolled in a Gay Conversion Therapy program against his will and constantly told that he is immoral and evil. He will experience shame, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. No matter how much ...more »
I suggest a panel of informed people be given a limited period to consult citizens about end of life choices for dying and report to Cabinet at the end of this period. I suggest 3 months and 9 locations. The panel to consist of those free from any prior conflict of interest as in doctrinal allegiance to ant-euthanasia dogma or financial conflict as in investments in nursing home and private elder care for profit.
Keep our hospitals non-profit public instead of for-profit private. We don't want the American system where people who are forced to sell their homes due to illness.
Don't allow consortiums to own, run or decide who to hire.
Don't change the system, improve the system.
Mental health issues are becoming more prevalent in elementary schools. Issues of anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and general emotional volatility are becoming more commonplace. A discussion needs to occur to figure out how we can best support these students, and what resources, programs and funding can be made available to support schools with students in crisis.
Every Ontarian should have the choice to care for their loved one at home. We all need to become better informed about the cost, both financial and personal, to enable seniors to remain in their home. I want to be part of this conversation and part of a Liberal Party that makes home care a priority policy issue. It makes good sense, economically and socially, but it's complex and difficult for most Ontarians, right now, ...more »
Insurance companies should have to do their homework before you go on a trip, so that you know that you are covered. Basic premise here; if they take your premium, then you are covered, it's as simple as that. If they want to check your health record, they have to do that before they take your money and reject you as a customer before hand, not after you get sick in some foreign country and get stuck with a huge medical ...more »
In an effort to be transparent and in light of various tragedies that have occurred, there needs to be an independent investigation process when complaints are made within this sector.
It is now the 21st century and Ontario remains to be the only province where this is not an option.
Personal Support Workers should be regulated. Our aging population need quality care. The seriousness of providing our most vulnarable with regulated staff should be the most important task of our government. Our seniors in Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes and Home Care would be serviced by professionals not fly by night. Demanding our Personal Support Worker strive for a RED SEAL should be expected! Nursing Homes issues ...more »
As we have learned over the past 3 years, mental health is the #1 medical issue in the world. The #1 reason to visit your general physician. The #1 prescription that all pharmacies fill is for anxiety or depression. A W5 show by Sandie Rinaldo focused on the lack of medical coverage and programs for autistic teens once they reach 18; they and their families have no coverage. This was an obvious oversight, I am sure and ...more »
Until 2004, OHIP also paid for an eye examination every two years and limited chiropractic and physical therapy/physiotherapy services. The May 2004 budget, however, announced that most eye exams and all chiropractic and physical therapy would be "delisted", or removed from coverage, by the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty. Physiotherapy ended up never being delisted from OHIP. Instead, effective April 1, 2005, OHIP ...more »
When someone goes to a hospital, it is not for entertainment. They are going for emergencies, surgery, treatments, check ups, etc. Parking should be free. We should not have to endured the stress of the high cost of parking at hospitals.
Hospitals routinely overcharge patients and visitors for parking. For example, to park at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto is $20 a day. Therefore, I propose that parking rates for visitors must not be higher than the municipal rate in which the hospital is located and no more than the cost of maintaining the parking lot for long term patients and their immediate family.