August 8th, 2019

Dialysis patients force partial-reversal of Ford health care cuts: NDP

SUDBURY – Ontario NDP Health Critic France Gélinas issued the following statement:

“Doug Ford never does the right thing until he gets caught. His decision to cut out-of-country OHIP coverage flies in the face of the Canada Health Act and hurts thousands of Ontarians, including dialysis patients, who are unable to get private travel insurance because of their medical conditions.

The credit for today’s partial reversal belongs to the brave dialysis patients who spoke out at Queen’s Park, and in their own communities, against this short-sighted move. New Democrats are proud to stand alongside dialysis patients, and every Ontarian, against the Ford government’s harmful cuts to our health care system.”