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Ontario health transformation bill to be introduced Tuesday

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2019

Ontario is set to introduce legislation Tuesday to transform the health-care system in the province.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there have been changes from a leaked draft version that the NDP revealed late last month.

The draft bill showed that Ontario was planning a health “super agency,” with the proposed legislation allowing the government to roll local health integration networks, Cancer Care Ontario, eHealth Ontario and other government health agencies under that umbrella.

The NDP has warned that language in the draft bill allows for greater privatization in the health system.

But Elliott has said the legislation will not include two-tier care, private hospitals, making patients pay for more services out of pocket, or privatizing services such as long-term care inspections and the air ambulance service.

Leaked government documents show a new model of “integrated care delivery” is being created, called MyCare groups, intended to provide patients with seamless, co-ordinated care and a single team of providers for their care needs.


  • Anita Salisbury says:

    Looking forward to this promise of ‘no private, two tiered healthcare’ talk. Ford was so upset that TO had such a large council base that nothing got done so he chopped half of it off….. this is what will happen to our healthcare. The ‘base’ will be soooo large that it will take forever to get anything cleared/done. This country’s stakeholders/politicians are scaring the krap out of me….throw me a pine box cause I can’t pay anymore for healthcare. I am 60 so I don’t even get help with prescriptions. (yet)

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