Ontario health minister says health-care access through OHIP won’t change – CTV

Aug. 11, 2022

Ontarians will not have to pay out of pocket for health-care services, the province’s health minister said Thursday, a day after she came under fire for refusing to rule out further privatization in the system.

Sylvia Jones was pressed on the issue during question period, as the Opposition raised concerns over the government’s response to the health-care crisis that has seen emergency departments in several hospitals close for hours or even days this summer.

“No, no, no, OHIP cards are used in the province of Ontario to fund publicly funded health-care systems — that will continue under our watch,” Jones said in response to a question by Interim NDP Leader Peter Tabuns.

On Wednesday, when asked if there could be further privatization of the province’s health system, Jones said “all options are on the table.”

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