Alberta Liberals announce affordable Dental Care Platform

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan announces the Alberta Liberal Affordable Dental Care Platform.

Khan stated, “Alberta Liberals will make dental care more affordable and accessible for all Albertans. Albertans are paying the highest dental prices in Canada. We will bring prices down for all Albertans.

“We will lower prices for Albertans by making the dental market more competitive. We will direct the Alberta Dental Association and College allow dentists greater freedom to advertise their services. We will also lift restrictions on dentists being able to offer promotions or special pricing for groups such as seniors or children. We will require dentists to discuss prices up front and publicly list their standard prices in comparison to the Dental Fee Guide.

“These consumer-friendly changes will drive prices down. We will also make the Dental Fee Guide mandatory for essential dental services.

“We will improve access to dental services for children and low-income Albertans with a $50 million funding increase to affordable, community-based dental care.

“We will pressure the Federal Government to fund a universal essential dental care program. This will be achieved  by working to build consensus among the provinces for this program.

“Alberta Liberals take oral health seriously. All Albertans deserves accessible and affordable dental care. We will make it happen to make lives better.”

Alberta Liberals Announce Sustainable Healthcare Strategy

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan announces the Alberta Liberal Sustainable Healthcare Strategy.

Khan stated, “Alberta Liberals will improve Healthcare services with a bold new Sustainable Healthcare Strategy. We will target continuing and preventative care to drive down skyrocketing costs. The Alberta Liberal plan will not spend more. It will spend more smartly. Albertans will receive better services.

“Our continuing care plan includes a commitment to build 2,200 new long-term beds over the next 4 years. Non-profit, faith-based and private companies are currently able to build these beds for half the cost. We will take advantage of this opportunity to save Albertans money.

“We will also invest another $150 million over the same period into homecare and assisted living. Many Albertans would be better served by long-term and homecare instead of taking up acute care beds. Both are significantly less costly. Albertans will see the immediate benefits.

“We will focus on a proactive healthcare strategy. This includes boosting community care. We will also redirect patients and resources into long-term care and homecare. More acute care spaces will be freed up for priority patients.

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Alberta Liberals Announce Path to a Basic Income

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan Announces the Alberta Liberal plan towards a Basic Income.

Khan stated, ”Too many Albertans are trapped in a cycle of poverty. Alberta Liberals will free them with our plan for a Basic Income. We will give these Albertans freedom and dignity. This is not a handout. Our plan is a hand up.

“A Basic Income is a set payment, often minus 50% of any earned income. It’s provided to low-income couples or individuals. It ensures a minimum income level regardless of employment status.

“This is a bold and complex policy. Alberta Liberals want your input. We will consult with Albertans and independent experts before launching a pilot project. Then we will launch a Basic Income based on the results.

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