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Document shows Tories’ private plans: Liberals

The document describes a second phase of health-care reform that could include a greater reliance on private health insurance and allow medical professionals to work in both the public and private system.

Alberta Liberals have released a document that they say outlines Tory plans for greater health-care privatization.

The document describes a second phase of health-care reform that could include a greater reliance on private health insurance and allow medical professionals to work in both the public and private system.

Liberal health critic Kevin Taft calls the document a “smoking gun” that signals the eventual return of health-care reforms that were introduced — and rejected — during the government of Ralph Klein.

MLA Raj Sherman, who was suspended from the Tory caucus last week after he criticized his party over health-care reform, confirms the document has circulated at high-level committee meetings and was discussed by Tory MLAs.

But Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky says the document merely reflects topics that were raised during public consultations.

 
 
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