OHIP - Do they charge for this also now ? Ridiculous ?
My mom had a slip & fall on an icy side walk not cleared by the city in GTA. This is one of the main roads we are talking about, not even some side street.
So we took her to the hospital.
Its a simple fracture on her hand, not too bad though. Will heal in 5-6 weeks in a cast.
They charged her $ 50 for the cast ? WTH ? Shouldn't that be free & covered by OHIP ? What do we pay taxes for ? Now we have to pay for a cast too ?
They said if you had taken an ambulance here that's another $ 45, we didn't take it as we don't want to misuse an ambulance for minor fractures. Took her there in a cab.
you Even pay Ontario Health Premium ( another tax, labelled as a fee ) , when you file your taxes in addition to regular income tax. What's that for then, if they nickle and dime you even in hospitals, but call it free healthcare.