Support funding for CPAP devices

Keeping Costs Low for Patients

On October 1st, the Ontario Government is implementing a change in pricing to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices that will raise costs for patients and make respiratory care unaffordable for many.
What's the Issue?
$400-$600 in additional costs per patient.
That’s how much more current and future respiratory patients will end up paying if the government goes through with the funding cuts to CPAP devices.

Many Ontarians rely on home respiratory devices to treat sleep apnea and safely breathe easier while getting the sleep that is vital to overall health. Now, amid a respiratory pandemic the Ontario Government is implementing a significant reduction in funding to CPAP devices which will force providers to cut back on services to shoulder the additional cost and raise prices for current and future patients.

Many CPAP device providers currently offer trials and clinical support at no additional cost to consumers. But if these changes in funding are introduced, providers won’t be able to afford shouldering the cost of these services, resulting in a loss of service and value that patients rely on.
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Who gets hurt by cuts to healthcare?

Current Patients

Respiratory patients will see costs go up by $400-$600 per device, making access to air unaffordable for many.

Future Patients

Many Ontarians are continuing to feel the impact of COVID-19 on their respiratory health. Accepting cuts to healthcare now will hurt patients in the future in need of clinical support and respiratory devices.

Small Businesses & Clinics

Small, local businesses that go above and beyond to provide clinical support to patients will be unable to shoulder the additional costs and forced to close their doors permanently.

Rural Communities

Many rural communities rely on smaller providers for access and will lose services entirely if local providers are forced to close, resulting in uneven access across the province.
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Join Ontarians standing up for patients and the small businesses providing critical healthcare services.

Call on the Ontario Government to maintain funding for CPAP devices and remind them that all Ontarians deserve fair costs and equitable access to healthcare.
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