Tell your MPP to stand up to Ford’s plan to cut and privatize health care

Have your say! Send a letter to your MPP saying you oppose Bill 74. We need better funding for health care services, not cuts and privatization.

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The Ontario government has tabled Bill 74, the so-called “People’s Health Care Act,” revealing their plans to “restructure” public health care in Ontario.

Bill 74 throws the doors to privatization wide open and drastically rearranges our entire health care system. This is being done without any public input, or input from the frontline health care workers who provide health care services every single day.

In addition to opening the doors to privatization, Bill 74 will create a new “Super Agency” to administer the delivery of all health services in the province. But it will be run by an unaccountable group of corporate cronies who have very little experience in health care administration. Even worse, they will make decisions behind closed doors and there will be no opportunity to appeal their decisions.

Ontario already funds health care at a lower rate than any other province and it has the fewest number of hospital beds per capita of any developed nation. Premier Ford’s bill will not provide a single new hospital bed.

Ontario is also second-to-last for long-term care beds. There are now more than 33,000 elderly seniors waiting for a spot – and many have been on that list for years. Premier Ford’s bill will not add any more long-term care beds.

Bill 74 includes massive changes that will put people’s health at risk. It will erode the quality of our health care while promoting privatization as a false solution.

Have your say! Send a letter to your MPP saying you oppose Bill 74. We need better funding for health care services, not cuts and privatization.

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