June 28, 1956 (22nd Parliament, 3rd Session)


Thomas Speakman Barnett

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Barneif:

Is it not likely that people who are in the category which the minister described as being in these nursing homes are people who are apt to have to move back and forth between the category of people in nursing homes and those in convalescent hospitals; people who are aged and perhaps somewhat infirm?
One reason I raised this question is that earlier in the discussion of the bill the minister did make reference to the fact that in his opinion this measure was going to go a long way toward closing the remaining gaps in our social security legislation. As I understand it, the proposals for national health insurance are not going to cover convalescent or chronic hospitalization.

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