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The Ontario Health Insurance Program is responsible for key elements of Ontario's health care system: client eligibility and health card policies, physicians' payments for services that are insured under the Health Insurance Act, 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 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. The Underserviced Area Program and the Northern Travel 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 or at high risk of developing diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension. Early detection and intervention for better health outcomes is the driving force behind other preventative care screening such as the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, regular mammography and pap smear.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Health Insurance 12,403,380,900 11,697,863,400 705,517,500 10,930,020,363
2 Drug Programs 3,464,112,900 3,421,533,400 42,579,500 3,365,730,677
4 Assistive Devices Program 443,496,800 397,867,600 45,629,200 333,655,723
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 16,310,990,600 15,517,264,400 793,726,200 14,629,406,763
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act - 89,000 (89,000) -
  Total Statutory Appropriations - 89,000 (89,000) -
  Total Operating Expense 16,310,990,600 15,517,353,400 793,637,200 14,629,406,763
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Ontario Health Insurance Program 1,550,000 1,550,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,550,000 1,550,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 1,550,000 1,550,000 - -



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     53,148,200
  Employee benefits     7,384,500
  Transportation and communication     12,735,200
  Services     29,059,600
  Supplies and equipment     3,446,200
  Transfer payments      
     Payments made for services and for care provided by physicians and practitioners   11,933,725,800  
     Independent Health Facilities   50,532,200  
     Underserviced Area Plan   21,734,000  
     Northern Travel Program   40,481,600  
     Teletriage Services   24,702,400  
     Quality Management Program - Laboratory Services   4,598,900  
     Midwifery Services   89,079,600  
     Colorectal Cancer Screening   95,851,200  
     Disease Prevention Strategy   36,901,500 12,297,607,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     12,403,380,900
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     3,418,223,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,464,112,900
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   363,350,900  
     Home Oxygen Program   76,871,500 440,222,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     443,496,800
  Total Operating Expense for Ontario Health Insurance Program     16,310,990,600
  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