NEW ACT ALLOWS PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT HOSPITALS & MORE PRIVATE FOR-PROFIT CLINICS

- November 23, 2017

Ontario Health Coalition

URGENT ACTION NEEDED

 

The Ontario government is moving forward with legislation that lifts the ban on private hospitals, rolls private hospitals in with private clinics and renames them, offensively, Community Health Facilities, and makes it easier for private hospitals and clinics to expand and more difficult for the Minister to stop them.

This legislation was brought in with no prior public consultation. It is a massive omnibus bill that repeals or enacts 7 entire Acts, and amends more than 30 Acts. We were given 5 minutes to present to the Standing Committee on this massive piece of legislation. Now we have only four days to try to get the worst part of it withdrawn. Without due consideration of the consequences, the government is making a grave mistake that could easily usher in very significant new privatization and threats to our local public hospitals.

Please email or call your MPP and ask them to help withdraw Schedule 9 of Bill 160. They need to act before the end of November 2017.

Thank you for your urgent help in this important matter for all Ontarians. The principles that public health care be provided safely, in the public domain, for people not for profit are shared by millions of Ontarians. Please help us make sure that our MPPs understand that this issue cannot be ignored.

Natalie Mehra

Executive Director

Here is a link to the Ontario Legislative Assembly website where there is a list of MPPs with their contact information:

http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/member_addresses.do?locale=en

Final Submission to the Standing Committee

Open Letter to all Ontario MPPs