Ontario health advocates warn of ‘manipulative upselling’ at private clinics – CTV

Feb. 28, 2023

Ontario health advocates say they will fight to stop the Doug Ford government from allowing more private clinics to conduct OHIP-covered surgeries, alleging the bill will result in further “manipulative upselling” of medically unnecessary services.

“The decision of the Ford government to privatize our public hospital services is a political choice,” Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, told reporters on Monday.

“It is not a necessity.”

The Ontario Health Coalition, which advocates for publicly-funded health care while representing more than 500 member organizations and individuals, released a compilation of testimonies from patients who say they were forced to pay out of pocket for procedures that should be covered under their insurance.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-health-advocates-warn-of-manipulative-upselling-at-private-clinics-1.6291150

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