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Real political leadership needed for health, not just deal-making: CMA

While most provinces and territories have cut health financing side deals with the federal government, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) continues to push for a national and strategic approach to improving our health care system.

The CMA has a clear platform, "Improving the health of all Canadians: A vision for the future", with concrete and actionable recommendations including:

  • More funding for provinces and territories to meet seniors care needs
  • Coverage for high-cost medication to provide relief for Canadians facing expensive drug bills
  • More financial support for family caregivers by making tax credits refundable
  • A coordinated home care plan so that healthy seniors can continue to live in their homes and get the support they need
  • Key infrastructure investments to improve and provide more long-term care for Canadians who need it
  • A national strategy for palliative and end-of-life care

Canada needs a National Seniors Strategy.

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