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AOHC Statement on Canada Health Transfer

The Association of Ontario Health Centres supports Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Dr Eric Hoskins, in calling on the federal government to return to negotiations regarding the federal-provincial health agreement.

Our 107 members are on the front lines of healthcare delivery serving medically and socially complex people in communities across the province. We know that a long-term national health agreement is crucial to building the sustainable health system that all people in Ontario need.

Unfortunately, the health transfer payments currently proposed by the federal government fall short in meeting Ontario’s needs by an estimated $12 billion over the next ten years.

AOHC supports the Minister’s call that the federal government must be a full partner in provincial and territorial government efforts to deliver high quality health care. We agree with the call for targeted funding for mental health and home care to meet the growing need for these services while reducing costs to the rest of the health system.

We join the Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long term Care and other stakeholders in the health system in calling on the federal government to return to the negotiating table in order to achieve a national agreement that sustains health care funding for the long term.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017