Manitoba’s Tories would bring ambulance fees “back down to earth,” if elected in April.
Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister says fees would be cut in half within his first term in office.
“Seniors and other patients needing care should expect a paramedic at their door, not a $500 bill in the mail,” Pallister said. “That’s just wrong.”
Pallister says Prairie Mountain Health in western Manitoba has the highest ambulance flat-rate in Canada at $530. The fee in Winnipeg is $522.
On Thursday, the Manitoba Liberals announced free ambulance rides for any senior earning less than $20,000 annually.