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: calgary.elbow@assembly.ab.ca

Or try: info@alison.ca

The health minister in Alberta is Gene Zwozdesky: edmonton.millcreek@assembly.ab.ca make him earn his pay too!

Thanks you guys!

Tags: alberta, insulin, pump, redford

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Are you on facebook ??..buddy BJ , who also posts on TU started a discussion about pump coverage ...let someone or me know ,if you we can direct you ...??
Yes, please, join our group. Its called for BC (that's where I'm from... moved from AB 7 yrs ago) but honestly we've got people from all over and discuss things about what pump coverage has done in Ontario and how we can go about fighting for it ourselves. I'm just going to post a link here so that you, or anyone that wants, can come and join us over there as well...... this cant die. We need to fight. Its a win-win for everyone and will ultimately save tax payers a LOT of money if only we can get "them" to see it that way. https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/135244159875651/
BJ can you re-post your link. It's not working for me. Thanks!
Okay, I'm not entirely sure why it didn't work, but lets try this again

Click Here
BJ ....this works ( at least for me ) !!!...I clicked on the earlier link and got my FB page ...and your discussion did show , as did a few others :)
Hello! I am new to this post and to tudiabetes. I am also from AB and agree this issue should be kept at the forefront. I believe that Alison Redford did not speak much during her campaign to this issue, but I am hopeful that her government will give significant consideration in-light of the recent report published by the Canadian Diabetes Association – ‘The Economic Benefit of Public Funding of Insulin Pumps in Alberta’ (highly recommend you check it out).

Thanks Kelly for your tenacity, and for keeping this issue going!

Rachelle

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