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2000-11: Health Issues

Whereas the majority of people who are blind are dealing with health issues and

Whereas the majority of people who are blind are over the age of 55, and

Whereas many people who are blind low income or on a fixed income and

Whereas people today are paying all the costs associated with corrective eye surgery to their eyes at private clinics in some provinces and those who can afford it get good eyesight and others wait to be dealt with in public health care system, and

Whereas the next federal election promises to be fought in part on healthcare and

Whereas there will be an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about our health care issues,

Therefore be it resolved that…

The NFB:AE will formulate a position on health care without political leanings identifying issues and challenging the political parties to meet our needs

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