Finally some honesty about private health care. Good for Premier Wall for not being frightened by
leftist statists. Hopefully all governments in Canada will begin to understand that medicare is not a religion and alternate methods of healthcare delivery must be considered.
Tasha Kheiriddin: Private health care comes to…. Saskatchewan
Tasha Kheiriddin August 31, 2010 – 2:00 pm
From the cradle of Medicare, hope for health care reform. The Saskatchewan government announced this week that it will be contracting out dental and knee surgery to a private surgical facility. While the public purse will foot the bill, the operations will be performed by the Omni Surgery Centre instead of a public hospital.
According to provincial health minister Don McMorris,
“the move will help shorten wait times for some day surgeries and the setting will be more convenient for patients.”
The move will not only save time, but money. Surgeries done at the Omni Surgery Centre cost less than the same procedures done at a hospital. According to provincial officials, knee surgeries will cost $1,500, $179 or 11 per cent less per procedure. Dental surgeries, at $965, will be cheaper by $76 or seven per cent.