Provinces continue to discourage the development of a parallel private health-care sector—in stark contrast to other countries.
ontario health care
October 15, 2020 11:22AM
July 16, 2018 4:13PM
The original OHIP+ provided limited coverage to a population that largely didn’t need assistance.
May 14, 2018 12:52PM
Health care consumes 42 per cent of all provincial government program spending in Ontario.
May 11, 2017 3:00AM
Queen’s Park is throwing money at the problem and hoping it will disappear.
May 5, 2017 8:41AM
Queen's Park should amend existing programs to better target vulnerable groups.
October 27, 2016 9:42AM
From 2005/06 to 2015/16, major federal transfers to Ontario increased by 87.8 per cent.
February 7, 2012 2:00AM
This week, Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews published her plan for controlling provincial government health spending. While the Minister is correct when she says the growth of provincial health care spending is not sustainable, her proposed solution more government-imposed central planning and bureaucratic management is wrong. Ontarios health system does not have a management problem; it has an economics problem.
February 1, 2012 2:00AM
Facing a $16-billion deficit, the Ontario government announced it will stop funding a handful of medical services currently covered by the public health insurer. This should come as no surprise, as it has become the norm in Ontario as well as other Canadian provinces. This is because cost-containment strategies such as rationing access to medical services are intrinsic characteristics of single-payer health insurance.
September 16, 2011 2:00AM
With a provincial election approaching in Ontario, a recent Nanos poll shows that health care remains the most important issue for the majority of voters. The second and third most important issues are the economy and high taxes. In truth, all three issues are connected. Public health spending is a major cause of higher taxes and higher taxes hinder economic growth.