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Alberta health boss denies plan to privatize care

Mexican project haunts board chair Ken Hughes.

Liberal Health Critic Dave Taylorby Michelle Lang and Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald

May 21, 2008 — The Alberta Liberals are accusing government of harbouring a health privatization agenda as it moves to restructure the medical system, noting the head of the new provincial health superboard once consulted on a private hospital project in Mexico.

On Tuesday, the opposition party said Ken Hughes — whom government appointed last week as interim chair of the Alberta Health Services Board — promoted a "for profit," hospital in Los Cabos in 1998.

Dave Taylor, health critic for the Liberals, said the government's decision to appoint Hughes is troubling for the province's public medical system. . .

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  Health boss denies plan to privatize care, by Michelle Lang and Jason Fekete, Calgary Herald, May 21, 2008

Posted: May 22, 2008

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