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Ontario to partly fund dialysis for travellers after program cancellation outcry


TORONTO — Ontarians with kidney failure will get some funding for dialysis services while travelling abroad, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced Thursday, following concerns over the cancellation of provincial out-of-country health insurance.

The government announced earlier this year that it was ending the insurance program, saying it didn’t provide value to taxpayers and provided only limited coverage.

The program covered out-of-country inpatient services up to $400 per day for a higher level of care, such as intensive care, as well up to $50 per day for emergency…



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