OHIP+: Better Diabetes Coverage
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Diabetics have never had the full coverage that they need in terms of insurance. With the new OHIP+ program that just came out, there was hope for the full coverage that we have been waiting for. However, OHIP+ only covers oral medication, some insulins and test strips. People who are without insurance still have to cover the cost of lancets and syringes/pen needles.
There are diabetics out there who are reusing their needles because they can not afford to use a new needle for every test, or insulin injection.
Type 1 diabetes is not something someone chose to live with. It's not something we want to have. So why should we be hundreds of dollars out of pocket each month because we don't get the coverage of the needles that allow us to check our sugars, and the needles that allow us to administer the life saving drug of insulin?
This petition is meant to raise awareness to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to show him how much this affects people and their families. We need the full coverage. The insulin and test strips is a step in the right direction, but let's raise awareness that we need needles covered as well.
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