There have been recent reports in the media that the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, is considering non-negotiable changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) that would effectively double health insurance costs for federal retirees. This is a daunting and critical concern for seniors with fixed incomes who have a vital need for health care coverage. The most significant and negative impact of this will be felt by the most vulnerable retirees: those with limited financial means and serious health care concerns and needs. Some Canadian seniors may be forced to choose between health insurance and daily necessities, such as food, heat and rent.
The Government of Canada made a promise to its employees to provide retirement pensions and health care insurance as compensation for their services. Employees held up their part of this agreement during their careers, serving Canada with honour and dedication. And now the government, after benefitting from the services provided by its employees, is reportedly considering reneging on its promises.
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