While there has been some increase in staffing levels of health care professionals under the current NDP government and Premier Selinger says health care is a “sacred cow,” the reality is that poor people in Manitoba have the worst health and die sooner. This is closely linked with racism and the national oppression of Indigenous peoples.
I am running as a candidate for the Communist Party of Canada in the Manitoba election in the riding of Minto. Our platform calls to reverse privatization and for an expanded universal, quality, accessible and free health care coverage to include dental, eye and pharmaceuticals. Many older pensioners don’t have Blue Cross and rely on our provincial Pharmacare, already paying deductibles. We also call to expand home care and improve nursing homes.