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Doug Horner releases health care policy
Julia Parrish, ctvedmonton.ca
Published Monday, August 29, 2011 12:14PM MDT
One of six Conservative leadership hopefuls has released his plan for the province's health care system should he become premier.
Doug Horner released his plan Monday, outlining several points.
One platform aimed to have nurses in schools again – Horner said such a change would ease some pressure on the health care system, and possibly cut costs in the long run.
"They'll be better able to learn," Horner said Monday. "There would be a more appropriate diagnosis of issues that we can address early."
"Putting those dollars in the early years of [kindergarten] to [grade] twelve education will actually give taxpayers a return in the future."
Another point Horner addressed was the paper health care card, he would upgrade the system and implement an all-access swipe card.
Doug Horner, Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, Minister Liaison to the Canadian Forces