London mom says OHIP+ ‘not all it’s cracked up to be’

London mom says OHIP+ 'not all it's cracked up to be'
London mom says OHIP+ ‘not all it’s cracked up to be’
“A lot of work has gone into getting these patients pre-approved, a lot of bureaucracy, really,” Dr. Benchimol told in a phone interview.

For Joanne Witt, whose 11-month-old son, Hudson, was born five weeks early with a congenital heart defect, the new system has created “added work that really wasn’t necessary,” she said.

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But some parents say the new OHIP+ program, which gives the province’s 4 million children and youth free access to more than 4,400 approved medications, is creating more bureaucratic hurdles for kids with certain serious or chronic illnesses that require expensive treatments.

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