Ex-provincial health minister sees red

Silversides, Ann
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/6/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the unauthorized charges for insured physician services in Ontario. It discusses the complaint of former Ontario health ministry Jim Wilson, who was asked to pay $125 to make an appointment with his dermatologist to deal with a persistent rash under his arm. It states that extra charges are increasingly being introduced at private clinics that offer publicly insured services, while advocacy groups report that more and more patients report concerns about physician charges.


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