ONTARIO HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM - VOTE 1405

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ONTARIO HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM - VOTE 1405

The Ontario Health Insurance Program is responsible for key elements of Ontario's health care system: client eligibility and health card policies, physicians' payments, other practitioners' payments, out of province/out of country services, independent health facilities, midwifery services, colorectal cancer screening, drugs, community laboratories, assistive devices, payment integrity, and protection from health-related fraudulent activity.

Ontario health services are available from health professionals in various settings from family doctors' offices to hospitals to Telehealth Ontario and Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS) where triage advice and health information is provided by a registered nurse. Government-funded services are available to Ontarians who have registered, and who are eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. The Underserviced Area Program and the Northern Health Travel Grant Program offer a number of integrated supports that provide rural and northern communities with access to needed health care services. The focus for Disease Prevention is on improving health and health care for Ontarians living with diabetes and for those at a high risk for developing diabetes.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Ontario Health Insurance 11,008,595,600 10,053,403,100 955,192,500 9,850,029,694
2 Drug Programs 3,398,583,400 3,598,155,700 (199,572,300) 3,295,756,164
4 Assistive Devices Program 397,867,600 353,806,800 44,060,800 306,541,672
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 14,805,046,600 14,005,365,600 799,681,000 13,452,327,530
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 89,000 89,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 89,000 89,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 14,805,135,600 14,005,454,600 799,681,000 13,452,327,530
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Ontario Health Insurance Program 1,550,000 1,550,000 - 1,921,104
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,550,000 1,550,000 - 1,921,104
  Total Operating Assets 1,550,000 1,550,000 - 1,921,104



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1405-1 Ontario Health Insurance      
  Salaries and wages     51,811,600
  Employee benefits     7,228,100
  Transportation and communication     14,992,600
  Services     34,379,900
  Supplies and equipment     3,446,200
  Transfer payments      
     Payments made for services and for care provided by physicians and practitioners   10,515,631,500  
     Independent Health Facilities   49,541,200  
     Underserviced Area Plan   29,211,800  
     Northern Travel Program   40,481,600  
     Teletriage Services   24,702,400  
     Quality Management Program - Laboratory Services   4,598,900  
     Midwifery Services   90,993,800  
     Colorectal Cancer Screening   89,935,600  
     Disease Prevention Strategy   51,640,400 10,896,737,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     11,008,595,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     89,000
1405-2 Drug Programs      
  Salaries and wages     7,541,600
  Employee benefits     1,317,400
  Transportation and communication     5,686,300
  Services     29,648,600
  Supplies and equipment     1,695,500
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Drug Programs     3,352,694,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,398,583,400
1405-4 Assistive Devices Program      
  Salaries and wages     2,378,600
  Employee benefits     437,600
  Transportation and communication     154,700
  Services     206,200
  Supplies and equipment     97,300
  Transfer payments      
     Assistive Devices Program   324,350,700  
     Home Oxygen Program   70,242,500 394,593,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     397,867,600
  Total Operating Expense for Ontario Health Insurance Program     14,805,135,600
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1405-5 Ontario Health Insurance Program      
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Payments made for services and for care provided by physicians and practitioners   250,000  
     Underserviced Area Plan   300,000  
     Midwifery Services   1,000,000 1,550,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,550,000
  Total Operating Assets for Ontario Health Insurance Program     1,550,000