TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors were pleased to learn
that a petition with thousands of signatures was tabled in the Ontario
Legislature today by France Gélinas, NDP Member of Provincial
Parliament from Nickel Belt, calling on the government to end the three
month waiting period for OHIP for landed immigrants.
Earlier this year, Ontario's doctors made a similar request of the
government by pointing out that the three month wait for OHIP can be
bad for a patient's health and the community. Ontario's doctors
believe there is a significant health benefit to removing the barriers
and that immediate OHIP coverage ensures that patients seek the care
they need, when they need it.
Stewart Kennedy, MD
Ontario Medical Association
SOURCE Ontario Medical Association
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