Overview of the Progressive Conservative Party’s Healthcare Platform

Fasken.com – RS
June 8, 2018

HEALTH LAW BULLETIN
June 8, 2018

This update is intended for all those working in the health sector in Ontario.

Following yesterday’s provincial election results, this bulletin summarizes the Progressive Conservative’s platform on healthcare in Ontario:

Dental Care

The party intends to spend $98 million annually to provide dental care to low-income seniors by increasing funding for dental care in under-serviced areas, and establishing more mobile dental buses to serve remote communities. A single senior with an income of $19,300 or less, or a couple with a combined income of $32,300 or less will be eligible.

Long-Term Care

The party intends to increase the number of long-term care beds, with 15,000 new beds over the next five years, and 30,000 new beds over the next decade.

Mental Health & Addiction

The party intends to spend $1.9 billion over the next 10 years on mental health and addiction support, with costs shared between the provincial and federal governments.

Hospitals

The party intends to implement policies to reduce hospital overcrowding and improve wait times for care. To encourage more doctors to move to northern Ontario, the party has stated it intends to reduce doctors’ provincial taxes down to as low as zero per cent.

The party intends to increase autism funding to $100 million in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

For more information about the party’s healthcare platform, click here.

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