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Ontario Health Coalition Continues To Speak Out Against Bill 60

Posted: June 1, 2023

(May 30, 2023)

By: 98.9 myFM News/Oldies 99.7 staff

The Ontario Health Coalition has formed a province-wide referendum campaign to speak out against Bill 60, which they call “the most undemocratic attack on our public healthcare in memory.”

In part, Bill 60 expands the scope of services private clinics can offer and it passed on May 8th.

OHC Executive Director Natalie Mehra says the bill makes no sense.

She also believes the bill only benefits those in power, not the people of Ontario.

Mehra says everyone agrees the current healthcare model is not sustainable, but it makes no sense to shift services away from public hospitals citizens pay for through taxes instead of boosting them up.

The Ministry of Health said prior to the bill passing, citizens will be able to access medical services with their OHIP card and not have to pay out of pocket.

The OHC have vowed to “build the biggest fightback in its history to save our local public hospitals’ services.”

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