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EXPAND OHIP TO COVER BASIC DENTAL CARE

Until 2004, OHIP also paid for an eye examination every two years and limited chiropractic and physical therapy/physiotherapy services. The May 2004 budget, however, announced that most eye exams and all chiropractic and physical therapy would be "delisted", or removed from coverage, by the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty. Physiotherapy ended up never being delisted from OHIP. Instead, effective April 1, 2005, OHIP ...more »

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Regulate dentists! Trillium Dental Benefit?

The dental profession should be regulated the same way doctors are, with a mandatory "college of dentists" and a standardized (and capped) schedule of fees. Basic and emergency dental services should be partially or completely covered by OHIP. Right now some dentists are running scams like false "charitable" websites for major dental work (preying on the desperate by promising "grants" to "qualifying" patients) and ...more »

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Provide access to affordable dental care

Too many Ontarians face catastrophic expenses to provide modern dental care for their families and either have no dental insurance or have inadequate coverage. Dental technicians need to be trained to provide basic care and more dentists should be trained if there is any supply/demand issue driving costs up. Ontarians shouldn't have to travel to Mexico, into areas ravaged by drug cartel violence, simply to access affordable ...more »

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