(April 11, 2023) — Danielle Smith, Leader of the United Conservative Party, today announced the party’s Public Health Guarantee: a commitment to Albertans that the UCP is fully committed to Alberta’s publicly-funded health care system.
A UCP government will remain committed to ensuring Albertans have access to world-class health care, where and when they need it, through a publicly funded health care system. Under a re-elected UCP government, no Albertan will ever have to pay for a doctor out of pocket.
“I want to be clear: under the UCP’s Public Health Care Guarantee, we are committing to all Albertans that under no circumstances will any Albertan ever have to pay out-of-pocket to see their family doctor or to get the medical treatment they need. And it means that a UCP government, under my leadership, will not de-list any medical services or prescriptions now covered by Alberta Health Insurance. No exceptions,” said UCP Leader Danielle Smith. “You will only ever need your Alberta health card.”
The UCP has a very ambitious agenda to improve health care outcomes in Alberta and we have already seen improvements. And these reforms have already lead to results – decreasing ambulance response times, Emergency Department wait times, and surgery backlogs. The UCP has also made historic investments into health care, specifically in primary care.
“Our UCP government is committed to moving Alberta forward and ensuring Albertans can always access world-class health care, where and when they need it, through a publicly funded health care system. We cannot afford to go back to the NDP raising taxes and driving away jobs and growth, undercutting the critical funding we need to improve healthcare outcomes for Albertans.”