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Old 10-06-2019, 03:11 PM   #44
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Ensure all Canadians have access to a family doctor or primary health care team, as well as mental health services (source)
Add $6 billion over four years to federal portion of health-care funding to add and improve services (source)
Introduce legislation for “distinctions-based” health care for Indigenous people, emphasizing mental health, healing and long-term care (source)
Add $30 million in funding next year for pediatric cancer research
Create a national institute for women’s health to address gender gaps in research and care (source)
Integrate sex and gender-based analyses, as well as diversity analyses, in Canadian Institutes of Heath Research
End the ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men
Create a National Institute for Women’s Health Research

Conservative platform
Increase the Canada Health Transfer and the Canada Social Transfer by at least three per cent every year (source)
Invest $1.5 billion during first term to purchase MRI machines and CT machines (source)
Reduce the number of hours spent on therapy needed to qualify for the Disability Tax Credit from 14 to 10 hours per week

NDP platform

Force drug companies to disclose confidential price rebates they offer to public and private drug coverage payers (source)
Establish a national suicide prevention action plan (source)
Declare a national public health emergency for the opioid crisis (source)
Launch an investigation into the role of drug companies in fuelling the opioid epidemic to determine whether criminal charges or civil action is warranted (source)
Put in place a national dental care plan to help uninsured Canadians with household incomes below $90,000, starting in 2020 (source, PBO analysis)
Make dental care free for households making under $70,000, with a sliding copayment for those who earn between $70,000 and $90,000 (source, PBO analysis)

Green platform

Expand national healthcare coverage by including basic dental care (source, PBO analysis)
Pass legislation that gives Canadians the right to a healthy environment (source)
Declare a national health emergency over the opioid crisis (source)
End the ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men, and put in place policies based in public health evidence (source)
Ban for-profit blood collection services (source)
Implement Calls to Action 18-24 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (source)
Start to fund program within Health Canada to support community-based organizations offering targeted LGBTQI2+ youth’s mental health and well-being, amount unspecified (source)
Ban and condemn the practice of medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children (source)
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