Medicare’s Orphans – A film about the fight to get healthcare for children with autism in Canada.
Winner of the 2013 Award of Excellence at the Canada International Film Festival.
Medicare is not available for autism treatment anywhere in Canada despite a government run health plan that is supposedly universal. Canadian governments at both the federal and provincial level are ignoring this national health epidemic by refusing to cover the only uniquely effective autism treatment – applied behaviour analysis (ABA) under our universal health care system. Our Medicare system was created to cover the core health needs of ALL Canadians, yet children with a mental or neurological disability, such as autism, are excluded from health insurance coverage. This discrimination must end.
May, 2016 was a game-changer! The Liberal Party of Canada national convention voted to make ABA treatment a health-care priority for the Government of Canada:
ASK YOUR MP TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION