Ontario Government - increase the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) grant for people living with an ostomy
This petition made change with 597 supporters!
We want the Ontario government to increase the coverage for ostomy supplies back up the the 75% level that was set in 1993, and to increase coverage to include people who have a temporary ostomy.
Although inflation has risen almost 37% in the 21 years since 1993, and with the cost of ostomy supplies rising, on average, 2% yearly, there has been no increase in the ADP base amount. According to the 2009 survey, the data indicates that the average ostomy pouching system wear-time (flange and pouch) is 5 days. With an average suggested retail price of $15 for each change, many persons with an ostomy are spending a minimum of $1,095 and an average of $1400 per year, far exceeding the ADP grant and the intent of the 75% coverage. Additionally, people with a temporary ostomy receive no government support, adding an additional burden to their health care needs. While they may have their temporary ostomy for a number of years, they receive no assistance through the ADP Grant as the ostomy may one day be reversed. The Association frequently receives phone calls from people who are unable to find the money to buy ostomy supplies.
Today: Ostomy Canada Society is counting on you
Ostomy Canada Society needs your help with “Andrea Horwath: Ontario Government - increase the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) grant for people living with an ostomy”. Join Ostomy Canada Society and 596 supporters today.