Last week Gary Mar, the front-runner in the PC party leadership election (which essentially decides the next premier), vowed to cover insulin pumps under the provincial health care plan. Then something amazing happened - he lost to Alison Redford who was a full 20% behind him in the first-round vote!
She never made that promise that I'm aware of, but I don't want this issue to slip. I wrote a letter to Alison this morning asking her to honour his promise. I encourage all of you -- wherever you're from -- to send her a message as well and keep this issue on the forefront. I'm also writing a letter to the editor of the Calgary Herald and I ask you to write to your local papers as well.
Access to insulin pump coverage is too important to let it be a "carrot" in a failed election campaign.
Here's Alison's email: email@example.com
Or try: firstname.lastname@example.org
The health minister in Alberta is Gene Zwozdesky: email@example.com make him earn his pay too!
Thanks you guys!