Today I am looking over the parties platforms health care plans.
Justin Trudeau just announced fresh of the press promised $3 billion to fund health care. It will specifically go to a modern home care strategy (in home nurses, palliative care – people who are dying – and those with chronic disease). Is $3 billion enough? It may cost more.
Tom Mulcair’s plan is below:
Both these plans are looking good! It is hard to say what the real cost is as there is a cost difference by around $1.2 billion. This is not pocket money. I spoke to my dad who is a doctor and he said this is really needed.
When I visited the Conservatives website, I saw no mention for health care – it is obviously not a big priority for them.
Let’s not forget the Greens!
In Elizabeth May’s party, I saw that they are focused on child obesity, prescriptions, and helping people be healthier – better food and exercise. They did not show any costs for these good ideas.
I find the amount of conversation on health care seems to be small considering how much it affects us all.