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e-1596 (Diabetes)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Josh Goldstein from The Pas, Manitoba, on April 25, 2018, at 12:28 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Diabetes
Insulin medication
Pharmacare
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Health

Whereas:
  • The cost of insulin and an insulin pump can present significant economic hardships for uninsured individuals;
  • The World Health Organization includes insulins and other medicines for diabetes in the Model Lists of Essential Medicines;
  • Preventative measures can most effectively be taken with the insulin pump to reduce the chances of experiencing diabetic complications such as: kidney failure, nerve loss and limb loss, diabetic retinopathy as well as other complications;
  • Coverage for insulin pumps varies from province to province based on age;
  • Age should not be a factor in determining coverage;
  • Individuals who have been using an insulin pump for the majority of their life will be forced to switch to multiple daily injections if they cannot afford an insulin pump.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Health to:
(1) Work with her provincial and territorial colleagues to eliminate the age restriction on insurance for insulin pumps; and
(2) Introduce a National Pharmacare Program that would include insulin and other essential medicines for diabetics in its formulary.
Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley
Liberal
Manitoba
Petition presented to the House of Commons on September 17, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02581)
Government response tabled on October 30, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : April 25, 2018, at 12:28 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 23, 2018, at 12:28 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
46
British Columbia
61
Manitoba
1326
New Brunswick
19
Newfoundland and Labrador
7
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
24
Ontario
100
Prince Edward Island
3
Quebec
580
Saskatchewan
30
Other Countries
7
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