The Ontario government is considering asking seniors with higher incomes to chip in for their home care.
A report meant to pave the way for the province's strategy on seniors care recommends exploring the possibility of an ``income-based system.''
It's one of 169 recommendations laid out in the report titled ``Living Longer, Living Well,'' the highlights of which were released today.
Health Minister Deb Matthews says the province has already moved to an income-based system when it comes to drug co-pays, and it may be time to do so for home care.
She says that if asking some seniors to contribute would allow more seniors to get care ``that's a conversation we need to have.''
But she stresses the province will ensure everyone has access to the health care they need, regardless of their financial situation.
(with files from Canadian Press)