Saskatchewan Health Care:

the most corrupted system in Canada

Nipawin - March 28, 2000 - By: Mario deSantis

more money into health care than any other province.

Our bureaucrats are playing with the past glory of Saskatchewan, as being both the birth place of
Medicare and a peaceful democratic province, to deflect the disastrous economic policies in health
care. These bureaucrats don't want to look at themselves in the mirror and change their way of
thinking; instead, they play a propaganda game where they claim to be the most committed province
to defend public health care(1). And you know how they show their commitment to health care?
They show their commitment by spending more money into health care than any other province.
That is, Saskatchewan is the most corrupted province in delivering health services. Allan Rock,
federal Minister of Health, is quite right when he says that money alone won't solve problems in a
system that needs deep reforms and that "just pouring billions of dollars into the present system is
  not the answer(2)."
  My contention is that Saskatchewan health care is the most expensive and corrupted system across
Canada. Therefore, I am going to refer to some relevant statistics on how I describe the status of our
health and how our bureaucrats describe deceptive statistics to mislead the public.
  I state that an indication that our health status is Our government states that an indication that our
  deteriorating is that today, Saskatchewan has the health status is getting better is that Saskatchewan
  highest infant mortality rate of any other enjoys one of the highest life expectancy in
  province(3). Canada(4). Rather than looking forward to a
    better challenging future, our government dreams
    about the past and mortgages the future of our
  I state that an indication that our health status is Our government states that an indication that our
  deteriorating is that today 40% of our children health status is getting better is that Saskatchewan
  are at risk to get an education because they are enjoys the highest literacy rate in Canada. Also,
  too poor(5). I also state that Saskatchewan has in accordance to the United Nations Development
  the least educated workforce of any province in Index (1995), based on life expectancy, education
  Canada(6). levels, and economic wellbeing, Saskatchewan
    should rank first, above any nation in the world
    and above any other Canadian province(7).
  I state that an indication that health care is Our government has always maintained that its
  mismanaged is due to the fact that this province commitment to public health care can be
  has progressively spent more and more money appreciated by how much money it spends(11).
  into health, and they want still more money. In This government has never admitted that health
  the last four years, health expenditures increased care is mismanaged, and along with the
  by 21% to reach $1.9 billions, that is 40% of the Saskatchewan Association of Health
  provincial budget for the year 1999-2000(8). The Organizations (SAHO) has always stated that
  current operational deficits of health districts are health care is underfunded. Pat Atkinson,
  in the order of $47 million(9) and therefore today Minister of Health, has defended the $50 million
  Saskatchewan could be the province with the overrun for the closure of the Plains Health
  highest pro-capita spending in health care(10). Centre in Regina(12), and she is taking the lead,
  When you consider that Saskatchewan is a among her provincial counter parts, in shouting
  not-have province, you can understand the related for more money from Ottawa(13), money to be
  ramifications across any sector of our economy, delivered with no strings attached.
  that is every other sector of public service is  
  corrupted, including education.  
  Quote by Donella Meadows "challenging a paradigm is not a part-time job. It is not sufficient to make your point once and then blame the world for not getting it. The world has a vested interest in, a commitment to, not getting it. The point has to be made patiently and repeatedly, day after day after day"
  General reference: Articles by Mario deSantis published by North Central Internet News


Saskatchewan Health administrators unite against Ralph Klein, SAHO Convention, Web Posted | Mar 23 2000 10:08 AM


Rock says Liberals united, Tories seem divided on private health care, Sandra Cordon,   Last updated by The Canadian Press (CP) at 11:54 on March 26, 2000, EST.


Saskatchewan Healthcare: Using Researches to Blatantly Lie to the Public, by Mario deSantis, November 27, 1999




Report of the Provincial Auditor, 1999 Fall Report, Volume 2, Chapter 2-Education, page 123, Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan. The Provincial Auditor has stated that 40% of our children live in such poor conditions that they are at risk of doing poorly in school.


Mississippi of the North? Adam Killick, National Post, February 05, 2000


Saskatchewan, distorted, letter by Honourable Janice MacKinnon, National Post, February 17, 2000


News Release Archives, Saskatchewan Government, refer to provincial budgets for the month of March and for different years


Health District Deficits & Surpluses, Based on Third Quarter Projections. Source: Saskatchewan Health As at March 14, 2000


PUBLIC FUNDING FOR HEALTH CARE STRONG IN SASKATCHEWAN, Government News Release, Health - 918, December 16, 1999


HEALTH CARE FUNDING INCREASES 11 PER CENT TO $1.9 BILLION, Government News Release, Health 99 - 208, March 26, 1999


The closure of the Plains Health Centre: The $50 million overrun and the gimmick of saving money in health care, by Mario deSantis, December 19, 1999


Health system needs cash, by Barb Pacholik, The Leader-Post, March 25, 2000, Regina, Saskatchewan

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