Our plan for care provides free universal preschool child care for Ontario families and creates additional child care spaces. Through OHIP+, we are expanding free prescription drug coverage for children and youth under 25 to cover everyone over 65.
Our plan shortens wait times for health care, improves access to mental health care and reduces drug and dental costs for people without benefit plans. We are providing more care for seniors, more support to low-income people, investing in women’s health and protecting women’s reproductive rights. We are helping families by improving autism and developmental services, so everyone has the support they need to live happy and healthy lives.
Doug Ford’s Conservatives would cut 40,000 jobs, including thousands of nurses and teachers. He would restrict a woman’s right to make decisions about her pregnancy. Experts agree that the NDP’s child care plan isn’t feasible and is far inferior to the Liberal plan. And the NDP pharmacare plan covers only 125 medications, while our plan covers more than 4,400.
There’s a lot at stake for Ontario families in this election. The choice is clear: care over cuts.
Here are the details of our Plan for Care.
Free Preschool Child Care and More Child Care
Free preschool child care for children aged 2½ until they start are eligible to start kindergarten, more child care spaces and more affordable child care
Free Prescription Drugs for Children, Youth and Seniors
Over 4,400 prescription drugs for people under 25 are free and coverage expands to include those 65 and over
Reducing Drug and Dental Costs
More affordable prescription drugs and dental care for people without workplace benefits
More Care for Seniors
Free prescription drugs for people over 65, more support for seniors to live independently at home through the Seniors Healthy Home Program, relief for families caring for their aging loved ones, expanded home care supports and more long-term care beds
Supporting Women and their Health
Ground-breaking programs protect women from sexual violence and harassment, support women’s unique health needs and protect their reproductive rights
Expanding Access to Mental Health Care
Expanded mental health and addiction care services are making sure children, youth, and adults get the support they need