Whereas Saskatchewan has a broadly-spread population, where many people choose to live outside of the larger urban centres; and
Whereas specialized equipment, like CT scanners and MRIs, and resources are only located in larger urban centres; and
Whereas health care and wellbeing are growing concerns for all residents of Saskatchewan; and
Whereas an ambulance bill to travel from a small-urban hospital to a hospital in a larger city can be in excess of $2,000.
Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association advocate the Minister of Health to develop a program similar to the Seniors’ Cap program for ambulance service, where once the patient has entered the health care system, they get the care and treatment that they need, without incurring additional financial burdens.
ACTS AFFECTED: TBD REGION/SECTOR AFFECTED: ALL 2020-014