From Mike's post about sex-reassignment surgery:The expected annual cost is less than $300 000. When the Mike Harris Tories removed this from OHIP in 1998, it was costing about $120 000. That works out to roughly $40 per person per year for every person in Ontario. Or about 77 cents per week, less than a small double-double.How did he arrive at 40$ per Ontarian per year? It's more like 3 cents per year. (300 000$ / 13 000 000 Ontarians).
The problem is that if OHIP covers it, everyone is going to want to do it.
Ti-guy,The census data I used was from wikipedia (not quite 13 000000) and some amounts quoted in one of the stories I linked to.And yeah, I may have got the numbers a bit off.Point taken.Of course that makes Poilievre look like even more of a dick.
It was just a minor quibble. I would have asked over at your site, but the post was kind of old.The financial issues were always a red herring and the medical necessity arguments were also bankrupt. How much do we pay treating people's health conditions that are a result of lifestyle choices, such as obesity and alcoholism?Poilièvre is an arsehole and needs to be...well, unelected.
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