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Nova Scotia Legislature: Fund insulin pumps for children

Many families would have difficulty covering the $6500-$9000 cost of a pump for their child. Diabetes is considered a pre-exisitng condition thus in many cases does not qualify for medical insurance. Nova Scotia is one of 2 provinces not to cover these pumps in some form. It's time for us to catch up with the rest of the country. Nova Scotians can't always be the ones lagging behind. It is time! Insulin Pump Coverage for children in Nova Scotia has had many years of discussion. Put aside party affiliations and loyalties and think about why you got involved in politics. As intelligent and compassionate elected members of Nova Scotia please hear this message: Insulin pumps should be covered in Nova Scotia! As taxpayers and voters we understand that a budget has to be balanced. However, is there anything more important than the health and well being of our children? With hard work and determination funds could be found. This is an important issue that has been left on the backburner long enough. It is time. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association research shows that: In the first year of implementation, the net financial cost to Nova Scotia is projected to be approximately $650,000. The net financial savings is projected to grow each year, reaching approximately $1.4 million by 2032.Coverage for children in Nova Scotia needs to and WILL take place. Will you choose to be a part of the success, especially those of you that are not re-offering for another term? What a legacy you could leave, being a part of something so vital. Alone we can do so little, together we can make a change. Health and good wishes to all party members. Now you know what the people want, begin the process of covering insulin pumps for children in our province. It is time.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Health Mininster
    Dave Wilson
  • Chester - St. Margaret's
    Denise Peterson-Rafuse
  • Halifax - Citadel
    Leonard Preyra
  • Lunenburg West
    Gary Ramey
  • Halifax Atlantic
    Michelle Raymond
  • Cumberland North
    Brian Skabar
  • Antigonish
    Maurice Smith
  • Halifax Fairview
    Graham Steele
  • Hammonds Plains - Upper Sackville
    Mat Whynott
  • Truro - Bible Hill
    Lenora Zann
  • Progressive Conservative party
    PC Party
  • Liberal Leader
    Stephen McNeil
  • Halifax Chebucto
    Howard Epstein
  • Eastern Shore
    Sid Prest
  • Dartmouth North
    Trevor Zinck
  • Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank
    Percy Paris
  • PC Leader
    Jamie Baillie
  • Pictou West
    Charlie Parker
  • Kings North
    Jim Morton
  • Shelburne
    Sterling Belliveau
  • Lunenburg
    Pam Birdsall
  • Guysborough - Sheet Harbour
    Jim Boudreau
  • Colchester - Musquodoboit Valley
    Gary Burrill
  • Queens
    Vicki Conrad
  • Cape Breton Centre
    Frank Corbett
  • Premier
    Darrell Dexter
  • Timberlea - Prospect
    Bill Estabrooks
  • Cape Breton Nova
    Gordie Gosse
  • Kings South
    Ramona Jennex
  • Cole Harbour - Eastern Passage
    Becky Kent
  • Pictou Centre
    Ross Landry
  • Halifax Needham
    Maureen MacDonald
  • Hants East
    John MacDonell
  • Pictou East
    Clarrie MacKinnon
  • Dartmouth South - Portland Valley
    Marilyn More
  • Deputy Minister
    Kevin McNamara


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