REGINA - Opposition leader Carla Beck has made it known she doesn’t want increased health transfers to go to for-profit health care.
In a statement released Tuesday morning as provincial premiers were set to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Canada Health Transfer Agreement in Ottawa, Beck cited the need to ensure new funding needs will be directed to the frontlines, and won’t be used to expand what she calls “American-style for-profit healthcare.”
Her statement reads in full:
“Any proposal from the federal government needs to respect provincial control over healthcare and have flexibility to meet Saskatchewan’s health system needs. After over a decade of Sask. Party damage to our health system, we need to ensure new funding needs will be directed to the frontlines in consultation with the experts and won’t be used to expand American-style for-profit healthcare which has doubled wait times for MRIs and has added more than 7,000 people to the surgery wait list."