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Ontario Health Insurance Plan

Summary
The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (French: Assurance-Santé de l'Ontario), commonly known by the acronym OHIP (pronounced ˈoʊhɪp ), is the government-run health insurance plan for the Canadian province of Ontario. OHIP is funded by a payroll deduction tax by residents who are gainfully employed, by businesses in the province of Ontario, and by transfer payments from the Government of Canada. Covered services Every Ontario resident with his or her primary and permanent home in Ontario is entitled to access emergency and preventive care under OHIP free of charge. Ontario residents may go to a participating doctor—essentially every doctor practising in the province—any time they wish (subject to the consent of the doctor) and the services are billed through OHIP to the government. In 2018, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan announced a new program designed to assist individuals struggling with food addiction. Prescription drug OHIP does not generally
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