23 August 2013

Heck, as long as the Ontario Liberals...

...have all that extra healthcare cash lyin' around... wait a minute...

"Their work permits expired Dec. 15, 2012, but they didn't return to Jamaica. In November 2012, they applied to stay here on visitor's permits."
open wallets
Both were receiving workers' compensation benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), as well as medical care funded by the WSIB. Beginning in September 2012, Mr. C. encountered other health issues unrelated to the accident.
Hmmm... if the Liberals are gonna give gratis OHIP to folks on visitors visas, that money'll have to come from somewhere.

Here's a thought... how about snatching it back from those gimpy old retirees? It's not like they can put up much of a fight, right?
With health ministry changes to OHIP-funded physio for seniors that were set to kick in Aug. 1, 77-year-old Doreen Smith has no idea what’s in store for her.

Designated Physiotherapy Clinics Association executive director Tony Melles countered no matter how the ministry spins it, their contentions about extending services to 200,000 more people just don’t make sense.

“The funding for physio is being slashed and they think the only way they can improve access is by putting seniors in exercise classes.”

Almost no notice was given to those most impacted, namely seniors receiving such services in either clinics or in retirement and long-term care homes, and the 1,000 physiotherapists who work in DPCs.
And what do our Liberal Overlords have to say about all this?
“Wait a minute ... there are no cuts, we are enhancing care,” Health Minister Deb Matthews insisted, her voice rising.
Yeah, Deb... I know a couple of guys from Jamaica who would probably agree.

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LAST WORD: How's that poll going?
it's a liberal thang
It has been estimated that there are as many as 18 million OHIP cards in the province, but we only have 12 million citizens.

How much of our health care budget is spent on services provided to people with counterfeit cards. The budget this year is $25.5 billion dollars, a 7.3 % increase over last year.
Now people won't have to lie and cheat... we'll just bestow our "free" healthcare benefits on anybody who walks in the door.

Well... except maybe all those whiny old folks.


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