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The Ontario Health Insurance Program includes 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, underserviced areas, northern health travel grants, teletriage services, cancer screening, disease prevention, health quality, drugs, community laboratories, protection from health-related fraudulent activity and assistive devices including home oxygen.

Ontario health services are available from health professionals in various settings from family doctors' offices to academic health science centres, 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 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 improving the health and health care for Ontarians living with or at high risk of developing diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension. The Ontario Diabetes Strategy leverages new and existing investments to improve access to, and quality of, diabetes services and care. This serves to enhance prevention and improve disease management. Early detection and intervention for better health outcomes is the driving force behind other preventative care initiatives such as the Integrated Cancer Screening Program which promotes breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening. Health Quality Ontario is the provincial agency that supports evidence-based, high quality health care to contribute to a sustainable health system.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Health Insurance 13,057,163,400 13,009,976,600 47,186,800 12,361,240,139
2 Drug Programs 3,626,612,900 3,622,112,900 4,500,000 3,476,847,053
4 Assistive Devices Program 392,436,800 384,236,800 8,200,000 356,745,068
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 17,076,213,100 17,016,326,300 59,886,800 16,194,832,260
  Total Operating Expense 17,076,213,100 17,016,326,300 59,886,800 16,194,832,260
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Ontario Health Insurance Program 1,800,000 1,800,000 - 1,550,000
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,800,000 1,800,000 - 1,550,000
  Total Operating Assets 1,800,000 1,800,000 - 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     28,684,400
  Supplies and equipment     3,446,200
  Transfer payments      
     Payments made for services and for care provided by physicians and practitioners   12,512,998,500  
     Independent Health Facilities   50,551,200  
     Underserviced Area Plan   18,078,500  
     Northern Travel Program   45,481,600  
     Teletriage Services   40,180,300  
     Quality Management Program - Laboratory Services   4,598,900  
     Midwifery Services   117,633,900  
     Colorectal Cancer Screening   85,226,200  
     Disease Prevention Strategy   34,680,300  
     Health Quality Ontario   42,335,500 12,951,764,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     13,057,163,400
1405-2 Drug Programs      
  Salaries and wages     7,541,600
  Employee benefits     1,317,400
  Transportation and communication     5,686,300
  Services     23,048,600
  Supplies and equipment     1,695,500
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Drug Programs     3,587,323,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,626,612,900
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   307,970,900  
     Home Oxygen Program   81,191,500 389,162,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     392,436,800
  Total Operating Expense for Ontario Health Insurance Program     17,076,213,100
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1405-5 Ontario Health Insurance Program      
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Payments made for services and for care provided by physicians and practitioners   500,000  
     Underserviced Area Plan   300,000  
     Midwifery Services   1,000,000 1,800,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,800,000
  Total Operating Assets for Ontario Health Insurance Program     1,800,000