Just how dire is the situation in Ontario hospitals? Premier Doug Ford’s government is willing face the almost inevitable public blowback from sending seniors up to 150 kilometres away for long-term care, all to free up a few hundred hospital beds.
$400 fees, long-range patient transfers: What you need to know about Ontario’s new long-term care rules
The Ontario government says hospital patients awaiting spots in long-term care can be moved to nursing homes not of their choosing up to 150 kilometres away, with charges of $ 400 per day to take effect in November if they refuse.
Suing for Incentives: Tesla Doesn’t Like the Way Ontario’s Treating It
In June, Ontario — the place just over yonder from Detroit and Buffalo — switched governments for the first time in 15 years. As part of his planned overhaul of the province’s finances, newly minted leader Doug Ford announced the cancellation of an electric vehicle rebate program that handed up to $ 14,000 to buyers of green […]
OHIP+ no longer covers kids, young adults with private insurance, Ontario’s new health minister says
Children, teens and young adults with private health benefits will no longer be eligible to receive free prescriptions through OHIP+, newly appointed Health Minister Christine Elliott announced on Saturday.
Autism parents ‘exhausted’ with long waits for Ontario’s new program
Jessica Szucki’s three young children with autism have waited nearly 12 months to take advantage of the province’s new program – and they’re still waiting.
SECOND OPINION | Chiropractic critics being monitored by Ontario’s College of Chiropractors
The Ontario College of Chiropractors is keeping tabs on chiropractic critics including Ryan Armstrong, who has concerns about ‘radical’ chiropractors and has filed complaints again some.
Vape shops fuming over Ontario’s proposed restrictions
People who sell e-cigarettes in Ontario are trying to dissuade the Wynne government from imposing new restrictions on how vape shops can market their products. CBC | Health News
How Ontario’s long-term care shortage has kept this Toronto couple apart for almost 6 years
An elderly Toronto couple spent their 14th wedding anniversary hand-in-hand after health issues and skyrocketing wait-lists for long-term care facilities have kept them apart for nearly half their marriage. CBC | Health News
Why Ontario’s Catholic hospitals may no longer be able to pass on offering assisted death
While more than 630 Ontarians have ended their lives with the help of a nurse or doctor, none of those happened within hospitals that have historic ties to the Catholic Church. But advocates argue that publicly funded health-care centres should be legally bound to offer medical assistance in dying. CBC | Health News
You can’t get Ontario’s free abortion pill without an ultrasound — a hurdle for rural doctors
Women across Ontario can now theoretically access the abortion pill Mifegymiso for free, but physicians warn there are still major barriers to access. CBC | Health News