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- Nov 28, 2005
Alberta to push ahead private health care billThursday, January 26, 2006 Posted at 6:41 PM EST
Edmonton — The Alberta government is moving ahead with its long-stated intention to allow more private health care.
Premier Ralph Klein says the party caucus has agreed unanimously to bring in legislation that would, among other things, allow people to buy private insurance for some procedures.
Another of the so-called “third way” reforms would allow doctors to practise in both the public and private health systems.
Mr. Klein admits that some of the changes might violate the Canada Health Act, but says that remains to be seen.
He also says it remains to be seen how the new Conservative minority government of Stephen Harper will react.
Mr. Klein says his government will likely table its new health law in the upcoming session of the legislature, which begins next month.
well, the game of "what will the future of healthcare look like" is poised to begin.