As we have learned over the past 3 years, mental health is the #1 medical issue in the world. The #1 reason to visit your general physician. The #1 prescription that all pharmacies fill is for anxiety or depression. A W5 show by Sandie Rinaldo focused on the lack of medical coverage and programs for autistic teens once they reach 18; they and their families have no coverage. This was an obvious oversight, I am sure and ...more »
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 »
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 »
There needs to be single electronic health record in Ontario. Whenever a Ontario resident with OHIP goes to see a doctor, the details will be saved on a secure server maintained by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care instead of the clinics and hospitals keeping it locally. The patient file can only be accessed with a unique doctor ID and password as well as the patients health card needs to swiped. The records ...more »
Government of Ontario should continue to expand the practice of using OHIP-funded midwives for the delivery of low to medium risk pregnancies, leaving OBs for medium to high risk pregnancies. Patients would continue to have the right to choose. Midwives should be given access to hospital facilities. If more Ontarians chose to use midwives for their pregnancy, Ontario would save millions.
Get all provinces n Federal Gov on board. Get rid of provincial health care n make it a Canada . This would cut cost . Tie it in with The Income tax Act. There a numerous Canadians who do not file , pay their taxes why because they can without reprocautions. They need health care n if they have not filed paid their taxes red flag goes up n they need to pay cash for their hospital visit, doctors visit. I wonder how many ...more »
Mike Harris made the presentation of Ontario Health Insurance Program cards mandatory to receive health care coverage by the province allegedly to reduce fraud. Based on my knowledge, the costs of this change exceeded the costs of the fraud being committed, and an underground economy has allegedly emerged of lending or selling the non-photo OHIP cards. Progressive Conservatives allegedly oppose bureaucracy.