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Costs of Ontario Health Insurance Plans

Posted Feb 18 2012 12:00am
The recent Drummond Report suggests that are many places where Ontario needs to cut back.
Healthcare, schools, amalgamating hospitals, capping doctor's salaries.
Full-day kindergarten, rather than more affordable and kid-friendly subsidized day care, costs $1.4 billion.
Full-day kindergarten on chopping block: Drummond report ...
There were 105 recommendations on health alone !
Ontario is spending $47 billion on health in 2011-2012 and that is 42 per cent of its total spending on programs. Of that, operating hospitals accounted for nearly 35 per cent of health-care spending.


The commission wants Ontario’s 2,500 separately funded health agencies — including hospitals — streamlined under local health networks. That would "involve further amalgamating hospitals and reducing the number of boards".

There is not so much waste in healthcare, as funding for those things that appear unnecessary, while we face wait lists for long-term care, a shortage of nurses and personal support workers. Too many unnecessary tests, wait times for specialists, back-up in ERs, since physicians are difficult to access 9-5.

While seniors in Ontario are fighting cutbacks in all aspects of Home Care: from the range, the amount of time, the length of time services are covered, OHIP pays for those without serious health issues to undergo expensive IVF treatments. I was shocked.
OHIP-Funded IVF Patients :
If you are applying to undergo artificial inseminations (IUI), and you are an Ontario resident with an Ontario Health Insurance card, you are a funded patient. All of the medical services (i.e.: physician consultations/visits/blood tests/ultrasounds, etc.) are billable to OHIP. 

Description
Funded
Non-Funded
Administrative  Fee non-refundable

$ 250.00
CONSULTATION FEE
*(physician referral letter)
OHIP*
$ 225.00
Repeat Consultation
*(physician referral letter)
OHIP*
$ 175.00
Specific Assessment
OHIP
$ 75.00
Office Visit
OHIP
$ 50.00

***ALL FEES QUOTED EXCLUDE DRUG COSTS****
Description
Funded
Non-Funded
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
$ 500.00
$ 3,000.00
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
(Hepatitis Patients)
$ 625.00
$ 3,125.00
BASIC IVF CYCLE(PER CYCLE)
*OUT OF PROVINCE/COUNTRY PATIENTS
$ 3,500.00
$ 6,000.00
$ 7,000.00
BASIC IVF TREATMENT - HEPATITIS PATIENTS
$ 4,000.00
$ 6,500.00
BASIC IVM TREATMENT (In Vitro Maturation) (Includes ICSI)

$ 6,750.00
BASIC IVM TREATMENT - HEPATITIS PATIENTS

$ 7,250.00
FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER
Physician Fee/Lab Fee
Additional: Hormonal Assays (each)
Additional: Ultrasounds (each)

$ 1,260.00
OHIP
OHIP

$ 1,610.00
$ 35.00
$ 125.00
FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER HEPATITIS POSITIVE PATIENTS
Physician Fee/Lab Fee
Additional: Hormonal Assays (each)
Additional: Ultrasounds (each)


$ 1,535.00
OHIP
OHIP


$ 1,885.00
$ 35.00
$ 125.00
EGG FREEZING TREATMENT CYCLE
Annual maintenance frozen eggs
Return for thaw of eggs, sperm insemination with ICSI, embryo culture & embryo transfer
Freezing of extra embryos

$ 5,000.00
$ 300.00
$ 4,500.00


$ 550.00

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