Media Advisory: Health professionals and advocates call for health care based on need, not ability to pay

Saskatoon, SK  – Health care professionals and public health advocates urge Premier Wall to reverse a plan that will violate the Canada Health Act, and call on Minister Philpott to impose penalties if it is implemented.

WHAT: Media Conference

WHEN: 10am, Wednesday, March 23rd

WHERE:  Meeting Room  – Mel Langer Building 424 1st  Avenue North Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (enter through 1st Avenue entrance or back door between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue)

WHO: Dr. Ryan Meili, Vice-Chair, Canadian Doctors for Medicare; Adrienne Silnicki, National Coordinator, Canadian Health Coalition; and available by phone (due to weather conditions) Tracy Zambory, President, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

Why: Premier Wall has stated that if re-elected his party will create a second-tier in health care for both MRI and CT scans. This will allow affluent patients to jump the queue, however, it will not solve the problems of wait times.

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