NDP promising $100M for health care to attract hundreds of professionals, if elected

a person holding a sign: NDP Leader Ryan Meili announced a 'health human resources plan' outside the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on October 5, 2020.

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NDP Leader Ryan Meili announced a ‘health human resources plan’ outside the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on October 5, 2020.

The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party will spend $100 million on health care if elected, leader Ryan Meili said. 

Meili made the announcement outside the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. 

“The pandemic has revealed how important it is to have high quality public health care, to make the investments and do the planning to make sure we’re ready,” Meili said. 

“Sask. party cuts and neglect have undermined health care in our province in these last few years. We’ve seen wait times grow, wait times for surgery, for diagnostic imaging like MRIs, for mental health and addictions. And in our emergency rooms,” he said. 

Meili said the Saskatchewan Party cut healthcare in 2017, putting residents at risk. Meili said at the Pasqua Hospital, one person was waiting in the hospital

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Centurion Health Senior Director Of Policy And Accreditation Elected To Certified Correction Health Professional Board Of Trustees

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VIENNA, Va., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tracey Titus, Senior Director of Policy and Accreditation at Centurion Health, has been elected to the Certified Correctional Health Professionals’ (CCHP) Board of Trustees.

A program of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), CCHP certification recognizes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines and settings who practice in the correctional health care field.

“Centurion is incredibly proud of Tracey’s election to the CCHP Board of Trustees. Her new position will allow her to provide valuable insights to the CCHP certification process, a crucial part of ensuring that correctional health care professionals meet the highest quality standard of care,” said Centurion CEO Steven H. Wheeler.

The CCHP Board of Trustees is comprised of 10 correctional health experts from a variety of

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If Trump is elected, even ‘heroes’ could lose health insurance | Editorial

Those of you who have diabetes or cancer know all about this: If Republicans succeed in killing the Affordable Care Act, insurers could refuse to cover you or charge you more, based on your pre-existing condition.

But what about the tens of millions of people now risking their lives in this pandemic to save us from absolute ruin – those who care for the elderly in nursing homes, restock supermarket or warehouse shelves, or drive delivery trucks? Few realize that they could fall into this group too, of higher risk people who can’t get insured.

More than 6 million COVID patients, along with many others who test positive or are at risk of infection because of their jobs could face discrimination by insurers. “They’d just turn you down,” says Karen Pollitz of the Kaiser Family Foundation. And insurers with a heart would be put at a competitive disadvantage in this

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