Ontario in full support of feds’ national health-care data push – CTV

Feb. 3, 2023

Ontario fully supports the federal government’s push to make health-care funding contingent on data reporting, the province said Thursday as it announced a plan to boost access to primary care doctors.

Provincial and territorial premiers are set to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week to hash out a deal on the Canada Health Transfer.

The premiers want to see Ottawa cover 35 per cent of health-care costs across the country, up from the current 22 per cent. The prime minister has said the deal will come with strings attached, including sharing health data and outcomes for a national database.

“We’ve always been very open with our federal partners that if they need the data to prove that the $14 billion that we’ve invested since 2018 is improving our system and making it better, we’re all in,” said Health Minister Sylvia Jones.

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