UCP approves policy to create private health-care system in Alberta

Article Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/7404348/ucp-private-healthcare-policy-approved/

Alberta’s United Conservative Party has voted to approve a policy that supports creating a “privately funded and privately managed health-care system.” The party voted to approve the policy during its annual general meeting Saturday, in a vote that squeaked through with nearly 53 per cent in favour, the closest vote of all 30 policies the party approved. The policy also says that physicians should be allowed to run a “hybrid system” practice, charging fees for services “to remain solvent and grow in scope.” It also specifies that patients “will have a choice” between a private and a public service. It adds the private system could help keep medical tourism dollars in Alberta.