Alberta UCP says it's fixing the health mess left by former NDP government

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EDMONTON — Alberta’s United Conservative Party says it will continue to invest in health care to fix the massive problems inherited from the former NDP government.

The party says in a statement that in 2019, it inherited a broken, bloated and bureaucratic health system from the NDP that was failing Albertans.

It says it has begun streamlining resources to get more help to the front lines while also adding $2 billion to hire more doctors, nurses and paramedics.

Health care is expected to be a key ballot-box issue in the election campaign, which began this week and ends with voters going to the polls on May 29.

The NDP is promising to spend $750 million to hire more staffers and create health teams of doctors and other specialists to make sure more Albertans have access to timely care.

Both parties have also promised to not de-list any procedures or prescriptions currently covered by medicare.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2023.

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