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Enhance Women's Reproductive Rights

The Government of Ontario should guarantee women's rights to reproductive choice and guarantee access to free at the point of use abortion on demand for all women. While abortion is currently covered under OHIP - they are typically performed in abortion clinics - which are usually only available in larger Ontario cities. All Ontario hospitals shouid be required to provide abortion services and free transportation should... more »

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Long-term care safety

Steps need to be taken to ensure that our long-term care institutions are properly regulated and inspected. The recent murders of seven patents in a nursing home in Woodstock should be a call to action by the Province to adequately and rigorously fund ongoing inspections of these types of facilities. Our seniors deserve better care and attention.

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Cataract care

There should be optometry coverage for all under our health care program. Eyesight is essential. I am especially disappointed to hear that cataract surgery isn't covered unless the cataract has affected 70% of vision. This is not helpful to those whose cataract is positioned in the centre of the eye which would interfere with driving, reading, etc .much earlier. Very costly, especially for seniors on fixed incomes.... more »

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Remedying Health Care Professional Shortages for Aboriginal Communities

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development should be given a mandate to implement measures which are designed to promote the education of more Aboriginal Health Care Professionals in addition to reducing the influence of the unique cultural, financial, and geographical barriers faced by prospective Aboriginal Health Care Professionals.

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Doctor's Note - School Policy

School boards need to abolish the policy of asking for doctor's note when a student is sick. If a parent writes a note, this should suffice. I have a Grade 9 child this year entering high school, I think this policy is ridiculous as it wastes the GP's time to just see a patient for a note. Yet, the doctor will charge the Ontario gov't for seeing that patient (all because of a flu). This also frees up the doctor's time... more »

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LEGISLATE PROVINICIAL HEALTH EQUITY DATA COLLECTION

WHEREAS the myriad examples of racial inequities in health, not only in access to care, but also in life expectancy, mortality, morbidity, health status, disease prevalence and incidence, utilization of services, clinical outcomes, process of care, adequacy of pain management, do-not resuscitate orders, and end of life care - even under conditions of equal access to medical care, should be of concern to countries with... more »

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ELIMINATE SULPHIDES AND PHOSPHATES IN OUR FOOD.

These preservatives can change the markers in white blood cells,causing them to start attacking each other(this may devolve into leukemia).It is suspected that while the immune system battles with itself many cancers can emerge and flourish that may have been held in check.Please remove these DEADLY DANGERS FROM OUR FOOD.It appears in every supermarket in prepared foods and salad bars,bacon, hams sausages and all cold... more »

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Professionals from outside Canada

It is disheartening to hear of Ontarians with dire medical needs having to travel to the USA for help. Many times it is because of lengthy waits for surgery or to be seen by a specialist. Quite often, time is of the essence!
We've all heard of the cab driver who used to be a doctor back in his home country. Ontario and Canada pride themselves as among the most desirable places to live, work, and raise a family. Yet,... more »

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Disability Benefits from Insurance Companies - They avoid paying by playing dirty - let's stop it!

Many people have have benefits from employment (or by buying insurance) that include disability coverage from insurance companies to replace income due to illness or disability.

Ever try collecting this?

The insurance companies like Manulife act in bad faith to deny benefits on spurious grounds - particularly if they are dealing with mental health disabilities such as depression.

They will claim the coverage is not... more »

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More funding for special education.

With teachers being physically hurt and classmates having to endure violent outbursts the time has come to either review the old funding model or maybe remove the repeat offenders if there is not resources available to help them.

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Recovering health

We will enable the long-term life quality benefits of funding treatments received at home or in community such as vaccinations which protect against major diseases (e.g., pneumonia shots and newer shingles vaccines), and physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropraxis, and some dental procedures which protect against heart disease.
We will improve the quality of compassion and authorization of effective rehabilitative services... more »

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Mental Health Day Off

Mental health costs the Canadian economy $51 billion per year. A large part of this cost comes from missed work and lowered productivity. Our proposal is to give all Ontario workers a fixed number of days off work, with no penalty and no requirement for a formal diagnosis. This will show Canadians that their mental health is a priority, and reduce the stigma in the workplace, while having the potential to educate employers... more »

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MAKE SEXUAL EXAMINATION KITS /RAPE KIT TESTS AVAILABLE ACROSS, ONTARIO, CANADA

WHEREAS sexual assault examination kits are used by medical personnel when examining victims in order to properly collect and deliver DNA evidence to a forensic laboratory, whereby testing can establish proof of the assault and the assailant’s identity ;

WHEREAS access to rape kit equipment varies provincial and territorially, with some hospital health care staff having to call Mounties to bring in the equipment ;

WHEREAS... more »

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Developing a Culture of Health

This idea is about wellness or healthy living. According to a recent national study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, “The prevalence of stress in primary care is high; 60% to 80% of visits may have a stress-related component” [1, references at the end]. Ontario findings may be no different.
Stress is a behavioral problem. It results from our lack of deep acknowledgement of our unseen common ground leading... more »

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