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.
***ALL FEES QUOTED EXCLUDE DRUG COSTS****