The Canadian Press

2016-11-28 | Saskatchewan Private MRIs

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Saskatchewan's health minister says the province will not stop providing private MRI scans despite a stern warning from the federal government. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says Saskatchewan's practice of allowing private clinics to charge for an MRI scan as long as they scan a patient on the public wait list for free is bad policy. But provincial Health Minister Jim Reiter (WRITE-er) says the policy saves money and meets a crucial need. (Philpott says the practice violates the Canada Health Act and Saskatchewan could lose federal health care funding if it continues.)

Date: 2016-11-28
Placeline: REGINA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 7 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << certainly we're always open to discussion but in the meantime we think we're doing the right thing for the citizens of Saskatchewan we intend to contain >>