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In Case You Missed It: Patients First Act discussion on TVO's "The Agenda"

Date: January 10, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

In case you missed it: Earlier this week Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, appeared on TVO's "The Agenda with Steve Paikin" to discuss Bill 41, The Patients First Act and how it will affect patients in Ontario.  Watch Minister Hoskin's interview  Board Chair, Michael Decter represented Patients Canada very well during a panel discussion on Bill 41, which included:  Stephen Chris, Ontario Medical Association (OMA)  Kulvinder Gill, Concerned Ontario Doctors  Lucy...

Shingles Vaccine Free for Ontario Seniors

Date: January 5, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

December 29, 2016 9:00 A.M Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is reminding seniors who are turning 65 in 2017 that, starting January 1, they will be eligible to get the shingles vaccine free of charge, saving them approximately $170 and helping them stay healthy. Seniors aged 65 to 70 can get the vaccine from their doctor or nurse practitioner. The vaccine greatly reduces the risk of developing shingles. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, affects more than 42,000 people...

Patients First Act discussion on TVO's "The Agenda" Tonight

Date: January 5, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO's flagship current affairs program. It engages public-minded individuals in current affairs and social issues in an absorbing and insightful manner, and in the medium of their choosing. Patients Canada appeared on TVO's "The Agenda with Steve Paikin” on January 3rd 2017 to discuss Bill 41, The Patients First Act.  View "The Agenda with Steve Paikin"     As you may have seen, before the passing of Bill 41, Patients Canada presented...

Health Accord Discord on 50th Anniversary of Medicare

Date: January 5, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

An excellent backgrounder assembled by the Council of Canadians on Health Accord negotiations at: http://canadians.org/blog/health-accord-talks-fail-anniversary-national-public-healthcare Click here for the Ontario government news release: Provincial and Territorial Finance and Health Ministers Seek Fair and Sustainable Health Funding Partnership with the Federal Government


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