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News from Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Canadian Doctors for Medicare is pleased to report that the Ontario government is cracking down on illegal extra billing practices at private clinics in the province. CDM had significant involvement in bringing this issue forward. The Ontario government has set up a hotline and email to take reports of extra billing from patients and providers, and it will also audit clinics for which a report is made.

We have been working diligently to provide evidence to Ontario government and to encourage it to take action, and we are happy to see a strong response.   We are also calling on other provinces and the federal government to do their part in stopping these illegal practices.

A big CDM thanks to our members for supporting activities such as this. Also, CDM is on Twitter! Follow us at @CdnDrs4Medicare.

CDM press release:  http://www.canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca/Media-Releases/

Ontario government press release:  http://www.news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2011/06/protecting-ontarians-access... or http://www.news.ontario.ca/mohltc/fr/2011/06/proteger-lacces-de-la-popul...

 

Media coverage:

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/06/22/ontario-illegal-medical-b...