Ontario Health Premium

So, I’m filling out my income tax return. The Ontario Health Premium is annoying. Is it helping? Is it ever going to go away?

2 Comments so far

  1. Stephen Jacobs (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    I doubt it will ever go away. For some reason I feel it entered all of our conciousness and then flited away… as it did to mine. Kudos for bringing it back up!

    You know the debate on our own but especially US Social Security for the elderly? That it won’t last or be enough for the future? It’s a heavily debated two sided issue where the opposite sides are so extreme there is almost no common ground. Or so it seems when debated in the news. Alors, je pence que this premium was added and defended as a protection against the privatization of health care in Ontario. In other words the Govt. said it was needed to help along a struggling system. Is it true.. alas..who knows?

  2. Lorraine (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 8:03 am

    I read up a bit on it since and I think there are other provinces that charge an even bigger health premium, I think even in privatization-friendly Alberta. But it still stings to have to see that large chunk of money go all at once, and still not have a family doctor yet myself. :P

    I’ve heard a lot about how the baby boomers are leaving the workforce and how our working population will shrink.

    But I’d like to hear more about if the government will make it easier for residents of Canada to afford to have more babies, because our birthrate is not enough to sustain our current population. It’s really sad when people can’t afford to have even 2-3 kids.

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