- Ottawa - (Sean Boynton) - The federal government is making clear it does not want provinces and territories to use the billions of dollars in new federal health-care funding it proposed last week for private health facilities.
Yet Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in an interview with Global News that provinces exploring an expansion of private care to ease the burden on the public system can continue to do so — so long as they continue to abide by the Canada Health Act.
“The provinces can continue to do some of those things as long as they’re respecting the basic principles of the Canada Health Act, which deal with things like … access being based on medical need, not your ability to pay,” he said.
“But we’re going to be clear that the incremental federal money that we’re proposing has to go into strengthening... >>>
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