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Imagine if Canada provided world-class home care for all Canadians in need

By NDP MP Don Davies      

Imagine if Canada’s health-care system budgeted $55 per day for multi-disciplinary care for each and every qualifying patient.

As the Health Accord negotiations approach, Canadians and parliamentarians have rare opportunity envision the kind of public health care system we want, and to work to achieve it. It's time to heed Tommy Douglas' advice and act on it, writes NDP MP Don Davies. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
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As Canadians, we rightly take pride in our single-payer medicare model, which provides universal medical and hospital coverage to all residents based on need only, and not ability to pay. Nevertheless, as the health-care needs of our population evolve, so too should the structure of our health care system. Recently, I rose in the House of Commons to speak about the state of home and community care in Canada. On behalf of all New Democrats, I hoped to ignite a parliamentary

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