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Liberals tried to hide American-style healthcare cuts: Wakeham, Brazil
“The Liberals cannot be trusted to protect healthcare in our province, plain and simple,” said Brazil.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

(March 1, 2021) – Tony Wakeham, PC Candidate for Stephenville-Port au Port, and David Brazil, PC Candidate for Conception Bay East-Bell Island, say the Liberal plan to bring an American company to cut the Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare system is a recipe for disaster.

On Tuesday, the CBC reported Change Healthcare signed a contract in June to make cuts to Newfoundland and Labrador’s healthcare system. Wakeham says the agreement must be revoked.

According to the contract, the more cuts the company makes, the more money the company gets.

“The Furey Liberals didn’t even wait for the Greene Report before making plans to gut the healthcare system. This contract should make patients, workers, and all who rely on our healthcare system very nervous,” said Wakeham.

“This move will send shockwaves throughout our system – in every community.”

The news report suggests the company’s work is already underway and the signing of the contract was hidden from public view until now.

Brazil says the news is more proof of a Liberal hidden agenda for deep cuts and lost jobs.

“The Liberals cannot be trusted to protect healthcare in our province, plain and simple,” said Brazil.

“In every direction, the Liberals are preparing to make deep cuts without a hint of warning to the public. It’s wrong. The Liberals have lost the moral authority to govern.”

Brazil says a PC government will improve healthcare access and outcomes by working with frontline workers in our province.

“The Newfoundland and Labrador healthcare system needs a Newfoundland and Labrador solution, not cuts coming from the United States.”

 

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