Sunday, February 12, 2006

Alberta legislates away universal health care!

This exert from the Alberta Gazette outlines the changes made to the Alberta Health Care Act. This change is dramatic and was done in the Conservatives usual back handed; back room rules agenda. The necessary papers were signed at a private meeting in Calgary during stampede week and quietly put into the Gazette making it law. No discussion or debate in the house!
Sections 3 and 5 have to do with entitlement and universality.

Quote:

ProtectionActAmendments2005O.C. 343/2005
July 13, 2005
A.R. 140/2005
July 14, 2005

The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes the Health Care Protection Amendment Regulation set out in the attached Appendix.

For Information only
Recommended by: Minister of Health and Wellness
Authority: Health Care Protection Act (section 25)
APPENDIX
Health Care Protection Act
HEALTH CARE PROTECTIONAMENDMENT REGULATION

1 The Health Care Protection Regulation (AR 208/2000) is amended by this Regulation.

2 Section 6(1)(h) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(h) the charge for each enhanced medical good or service showing how the charge was calculated, including the amount of the standard version of the enhanced medical good or service being offered, the amount of the enhanced medical good or service and the amount of any administrative allowance;

3 Section 10 is repealed.

4 Section 22 is amended by striking out, 10(3) or (4).

5 Schedule 2 is repealed.

6 This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 2005.
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