Health care back down highlights Sask. Party mismanagement

The decision announced by the Sask. Party today to back down on their funding cuts to community-based organizations in health care is another example of how little consideration the Sask. Party gave to the consequences of all of their heartless cuts.

“The fact that the Sask. Party even considered blindly cutting this crucial funding without even thinking about the consequences shows how out of touch they are and how little they are thinking about the needs of Saskatchewan people,” NDP Health Critic Danielle Chartier said. “They blew through record revenues with their mismanagement, scandal and waste, and instead of accepting responsibility and working to fix their problems, they jumped to heartless cuts, unfair tax hikes, and desperate sell-offs.”

Chartier said she was happy to hear that the Sask. Party reversed its decision to cut funding from CBOs, but it still doesn’t make up for the upheaval their announcement caused or for the cuts they’re still defending, like to the hearing aid program, podiatry services, spiritual care and parent mentoring programs or the increase in long-term care fees.

“It’s shoot, ready, aim with these folks and the reality is, these cuts have real consequences for real people,” Chartier said. “With so many cuts happening in health care because of the Sask. Party, more needs to be done to protect Saskatchewan families from having their access to the care they need and deserve stripped away.”