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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Health Minister Says Now Is The Time To Get A Handle On Costs

As the Alward Government tries to cut back on its spending, provincial Health Minister Madelaine Dube may face the biggest challenge.

She joins the long list of health ministers who have tried to rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare which has far exceeded inflation for as far back as anyone can remember. Dube concedes the year to year increases in healthcare costs are not sustainable.

She tells CHSJ News the focus will be on better access to primary health care, lowering the cost of generic drugs and strategic deployment of new technology so the province gets the best bang for its buck.