The Canadian Press

2015-05-06 | Saskatchewan Private MRIs

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Saskatchewan's Opposition says new legislation to allow for patients to pay out-of-pocket for MRI scans could hurt those on the public wait list. Health Minister Dustin Duncan says the regulations could make MRI scans available at private clinics as soon as spring 2016. Health critic Danielle Chartier says it will allow patients to jump the line for treatment. (The government says for every scan that is paid for privately, clinics will be required to provide a second scan at no charge to a patient on the public wait list.)

Date: 2015-05-06
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 8 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this government needs to build capacity in our public system to ensure that your health card gets you Medicare and not your credit card >>


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