Dear Minister Holland & Minister [Last Name]:
I am writing about the state of multiple sclerosis (MS) care in Canada. A new report has uncovered that MS costs Canada more than $3.4 billion annually – and the costs are continuing to grow.
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To better understand the effects of the pandemic on the well-being of our community, and inform potential solutions, MS Canada commissioned a report on the impact and economic cost of COVID-19 on MS in Canada.
Findings showed costs associated with MS are $3.4 billion annually – and rising.
COVID-19 restrictions and concerns led to delayed MS diagnoses and disrupted treatments, which caused irreversible impacts on people living with MS. The damage is now being felt in our health care system, and without action, the situation will only get worse.
As you continue to address the challenges that emerged during the pandemic, it’s imperative you don't overlook the needs of those living with MS.
We’re calling on all governments to take bold action now and invest in MS research to prevent MS and to close the COVID-19 gap by boosting MS specialist care.
Please let me know if I can count on you to #TakeActionForMS and implement changes needed to improve MS care in Canada.