Invest in Canadians’ health and home care now

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A Liberal government will modernize our health care system, and make a real and immediate investment in home care for Canadians, said Terry Sheehan, Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie, today.

“Canadians here in Sault Ste. Marie and across the country take great pride in our health care system. Not only is universal health care the bedrock of middle class security, but it ensures that we remain healthy, happy, and productive throughout our lives,” said Terry Sheehan. “That is why a Liberal government will make sure our health care system is sustainable, and can meet the challenges of our aging population by prioritizing and investing in home care.”

A Trudeau-led Liberal government will re-engage on Canadian health care and negotiate a new Health Accord with provinces and territories, including a new, long-term agreement on funding. This will include:

• An immediate investment of $3 billion over the next four years to prioritize additional and improved home care services for all Canadians;
• Improving access and reducing the cost of prescription medications;
• Pan-Canadian collaboration on health innovation; and
• Increasing the availability of high-quality mental health services.

“For over a decade, Harper has refused to engage in the conversation we need to have about our health care system. Unlike Mulcair, who has already broken his promise on health care, we need a partner who understands that to get Canadians the health care they need, it will require a serious and substantial response from the federal government,” said Terry Sheehan“Only Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have the new leadership and the plan that will ensure people here in Sault Ste. Marie are able to access a strong and sustainable health care system, now and in the future.”