Ont. seniors may have to chip in for home health care

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews at the release of the Living Longer, Living Well report,...

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews at the release of the Living Longer, Living Well report, released at a Toronto hospital on Tuesday. (ANTONELLA ARTUSO/Toronto Sun)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 1:49 PM ET

TORONTO — Ontario is considering co-payments based on income for home and community support care services currently provided at no cost to the province's seniors.

“I think we need to have a discussion about what's fair," Health Minister Deb Matthews said of the proposal in Living Longer, Living Well, a new report on a seniors strategy for Ontario released Tuesday.

Ontario's population of seniors is expected to double over the next two decades, putting enormous stress on health-care resources.


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