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ONTARIO HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM - VOTE 1405

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 are 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
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Health Insurance 13,342,662,900 12,968,279,200 374,383,700 12,971,159,925
2 Drug Programs 3,639,912,900 3,606,312,900 33,600,000 3,501,412,560
4 Assistive Devices Program 429,536,800 392,436,800 37,100,000 416,418,425
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 17,412,112,600 16,967,028,900 445,083,700 16,888,990,910
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 670,000 - 670,000 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 670,000 - 670,000 -
  Total Operating Expense 17,412,782,600 16,967,028,900 445,753,700 16,888,990,910
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Ontario Health Insurance Program 27,950,000 1,800,000 26,150,000 1,800,000
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 27,950,000 1,800,000 26,150,000 1,800,000
  Total Operating Assets 27,950,000 1,800,000 26,150,000 1,800,000



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   12,753,267,700  
     Independent Health Facilities   69,427,300  
     Underserviced Area Plan   21,713,500  
     Northern Travel Program   52,581,600  
     Teletriage Services   41,763,400  
     Quality Management Program - Laboratory Services   4,598,900  
     Midwifery Services   125,488,200  
     Colorectal Cancer Screening   75,457,100  
     Disease Prevention Strategy   34,469,200  
     Health Quality Ontario   36,193,100  
     Quality Health Initiatives   22,304,400 13,237,264,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     13,342,662,900
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     3,600,623,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,639,912,900
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   336,970,900  
     Home Oxygen Program   89,291,500 426,262,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     429,536,800
  Statutory Appropriation      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     670,000
  Total Operating Expense for Ontario Health Insurance Program     17,412,782,600
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1405-5 Ontario Health Insurance Program      
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Payments made for services and for care provided by physicians and practitioners   24,500,000  
     Underserviced Area Plan   450,000  
     Midwifery Services   3,000,000 27,950,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     27,950,000
  Total Operating Assets for Ontario Health Insurance Program     27,950,000