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Health Minister Sylvia Jones says access to health care through OHIP ‘never going to change’

Aug 11, 2022

Ontario’s Health Minister Sylvia Jones says Ontarians should not be afraid of innovation.

“We’ve done it well in the province of Ontario and I want to continue to encourage that innovation because it means at the end of the day, people are going to get better service. I don’t want the status quo.”

The minister’s comments come as the government says it’s considering various ways to deal with health-care staff shortages that have led to emergency departments across the province closing for hours or days at a time.

On Thursday, a day after she came under fire for refusing to rule out further privatization in the system, Jones emphasized Ontarians will not have to pay out of pocket for health-care services,

Access to health care through OHIP cards “is never going to change,” Jones said, in response to a question by Opposition NDP Leader Peter Tabuns in question period.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/emergency-motion-ndp-health-1.6548142

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