Chiropractic + Naturopathic Doctor

News
Alberta Minister says health care may be changing


February 8, 2009
By Maria DiDanieli

Feb. 7, Calgary, Alberta – Hector Goudreau, Alberta's minister of employment and immigration, talked to CTV News this evening, regarding the comments he was reported to have made, earlier this week, about the province delisting various health care services, including chiropractic.  

In his exclusive interview, Goudreau noted, "What I said is health care in the future may look very different then what it is today."

Gourdreau is also quoted to have said that Alberta's health care system – which currently pays for about 30 services that are not required under the Canada Health Act –  is unsustainable.

Advertisement

 "Health care costs are going up….they are growing at a substantial rate," Goudreau said. When asked if that meant that some services may have to be delisted, Goudreau said "it means reorganizing things."

Health Minister Ron Liepert has commented that Alberta will have to decide which health care services should continue to be funded in the new budget, which is expected to be presented this spring.