Ford government proposes scrapping OHIP's out-of-country medical coverage

CBC News

The Ford government is proposing to end the Ontario Health Insurance Plan's limited coverage of emergency out-of-country medical costs, a move the Opposition says will hurt snowbirds and frequent travellers.

The province published the proposal on its website on Wednesday and is giving Ontarians until next Tuesday to respond. 

The program currently covers out-of-country inpatient services to a maximum of $400 per day for a higher level of care, such as intensive care, as well up to $50 per day for emergency outpatient services, and doctor services.