Ontario’s Ford Government Makes More Cuts to OHIP

“Ford’s proposed change to OHIP coverage for Ontarians traveling out of country fits a disturbing pattern of this government bypassing public consultation as it tries to force through rapid changes to our health care system,”                             – from an April 24th  statement by France Gélinas, the Ontario NDP’s Health Care critic

A News Release from Ontario’s NDP/Official Opposition Party

Posted April 24th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP’s Health Care critic, France Gélinas, said the Ford government proposing to cancel Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) coverage for out-of-country Ontario travelers is alarming.

What’s more, attempting to push through changes to OHIP with a mere six-day window for public consultation shows this government has little regard for Ontarians’ input.

Today (this April 24th), the Ford government attempted to sneak in a proposed amendment to the Health Insurance Act, giving the public only until April 30 to give feedback on the cut to OHIP.

“Ford’s proposed change to OHIP coverage for Ontarians traveling out of country fits a disturbing pattern of this government bypassing public consultation as it tries to force through rapid changes to our health care system,” said Gélinas.

“They did this with a major health care bill that opens the door to privatization, they did it with cuts to Ontario public health agencies and local ambulance services. Now, they’re cutting emergency health care services from Ontarians traveling outside Canada.”

For a Global News report on this proposed cut to OHIP, click on – https://globalnews.ca/news/5198684/ontario-to-cut-ohip-abroad-medical-costs/ .

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2 responses to “Ontario’s Ford Government Makes More Cuts to OHIP

  1. Well, I guess as long as the money saved goes towards corporate tax cuts, what’s the harm? Attacking any and all effort to fight climate change and now forcing Ontario citizens to purchase what will now be ever escalating insurance any time they leave the province – who is this party working for?
    That’s rhetorical, we know who they’re working for. The move would also appear to be a first step in preparing Ontarians for private health care and paid insurance coverage. Can’t say everyone wasn’t warned.
    Another wonderful experiment in electing the absolutely worst people possible. What could go wrong? We’re finding out.

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  2. You got it right …Canada will soon be like the U.S.. NO HEALTH coverage. Everyone needs to STOP this moron NOW.

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