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Qu’est-ce que le comité ACE a fait pour vous dernièrement ?

Qu’est-ce que le comité ACE a fait pour vous dernièrement ?

Voici quelques faits saillants survenus au cours du mois de la sensibilisation envers l’arthrite au Canada.

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La prestation des soins de santé est peut-être une responsabilité provinciale, mais le gouvernement fédéral n’en joue pas moins un rôle important dans le financement des soins de santé et l’élaboration des politiques en santé.

Pour permettre à nos membres et abonnés de comparer les différentes plateformes en matière de soins de santé, nous avons posé au Parti conservateur du Canada, au Nouveau Parti démocratique, au Parti libéral du Canada et au Parti vert du Canada les mêmes quatre questions sur les problèmes majeurs auxquels font face les Canadiennes et Canadiens atteints d’arthrite. Le comité ACE affiche leurs réponses sur son site WebContinue reading

What has ACE done for you lately?

What has ACE done for you lately? Here’s a few highlights during Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada.

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The delivery of healthcare may be a provincial responsibility, but the federal government also plays a significant role in funding healthcare and shaping healthcare policies.

To help our members and subscribers compare healthcare platforms, we asked the Conservative Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada and the Green Party of Canada the same four questionsabout top healthcare issues for Canadians living with arthritis. ACE is posting responses on our websiteContinue reading

Life-changing biologics: So close, yet so far

A person with a graduate hat and gownOliver Sachgau, a young university graduate living with juvenile arthritis, shared his medication treatment journey with the Globe and Mail this week. He was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the young age of 14. Throughout his high school and university years, he kept his arthritis symptom-free by taking the biologics Enbrel, which costs $1,800 a month and was thankfully covered under his family’s insurance plan.  When he graduated from university, he was no longer covered under his family’s health plan.

In the article, he said: “I’m not a unique case. Enbrel is part of a class of medication called biologics. For those who take them, biologics can perform miracles. But their high cost, which is rarely mitigated by medical coverage, has created a unique situation for thousands of Canadians who want, but can’t have, their life-changing medication.” The medication cost Canada’s public health plans more than half a billion dollars in 2013, for about 30,000 beneficiaries. Continue reading