Tell Kenney: Stop Healthcare Privatization

Jason Kenney’s UCP government passed Bill 30, which willl quickly increase the number of private surgical facilities and allow for-profit companies to run them.[1]

The legislation is the most recent move by Kenney to create a two-tiered healthcare system. Now, powerful lobbyists and a developer, backed by Kenney’s Health Minister are pushing to create a $200M private surgical facility in Edmonton.[2]

While the United Conservatives have justified privatization by suggesting it reduces wait times, in both United Kingdom and Australia, privatization has not resulted in shorter wait times.[3] In Saskatchewan, where the government privatized MRI services, the waitlist has actually doubled.[4]

Kenney’s Bill 30 is paving the way for two-tier, private health care. We must speak out to stop them.

Will you take a stand and call on Kenney and the Conservatives to repeal this healthcare privatization bill?

Sources:

[1] CBC, New health omnibus bill clears way for privatization, doctors’ contracts

[2] CBC, Proposed $200M private orthopedic surgical facility would be largest in Alberta’s history

[3] Policy Note, Evidence is in: privately funded health care doesn’t reduce wait times

[4] CBC, Saskatchewan’s MRI wait-list doubled from 2015 to 2019

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Sources:

[1] CBC, New health omnibus bill clears way for privatization, doctors’ contracts

[2] CBC, Proposed $200M private orthopedic surgical facility would be largest in Alberta’s history

[3] Policy Note, Evidence is in: privately funded health care doesn’t reduce wait times

[4] CBC, Saskatchewan’s MRI wait-list doubled from 2015 to 2019