Skip to comments.Former Edmonton health CEO to repay Albertans for private care (our future health system alert)
Posted on 04/19/2013 2:12:03 AM PDT by markomalley
A former Alberta health official who signed off on private care for a colleague at public expense will repay the money.
Sheila Weatherill, the former CEO of Edmonton's Capital Health Region, has notified the province by letter that she will send it a cheque for $7,800.
The money will cover the funds paid for Michele Lahey, who was a Capital Health vice-president at the time, to get a second opinion on her cancer tests at the prestigious private Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 2007.
Lahey has said it was Weatherill's idea to send her to the Mayo.
In the letter to Health Minister Fred Horne, Weatherill said while she did not agree with Lahey's explanation of events, having Capital Health pay for her assessment was "an error."
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Obamacare is a tax bill. No healthcare period. We may get a bandage if we’re bleeding enough. Maybe.
“She went on to praise Alberta’s health-care system and its doctors.”
Then why the second opinion? This sounds like something right out of Stalin’s days - where you praise Stalin to the hilt for being such a merciful man, while his people are torturing you.
How about the lady just pay back the money, and then say “no comment”?
No. The future is those with connections getting better health care than the rest of us.
This wasn’t really about that. This was about an elite getting to head to the Mayo clinic for a checkup, travel, meals and accommodation paid by the taxpayer, when we mere Albertans are forbidden from doing such a thing because it’s “jumping the queue” and taking advantage of “for profit” health care - which of course is evil.
Not a lot of money, but just the latest in a long line of such hypocritical scandals from Alberta’s PROGRESSIVE Conservative government. Typical “do as I say, not as I do” like you see from American elites as well.
It would never have come to light, either, if not for the opposition party the conservative Wildrose party. They aren’t against sending people to the Mayo, they (well, we) just think everyone should be able to do it.