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20 Jun 20
In the midst of a pandemic where the public labs have performed exceptionally, @shandro @jkenney are ripping the system apart. Next time there's a demand like this on lab services you can bet that private labs will increase prices - costs to AHS - and there won't be any
alternative but to pay up. It's happened before. Prior to AHS taking over all lab services, the private lab, MDS, could demand whatever price they wanted. Publicly owned Calgary Lab Services demonstrated that public labs could provide the same or better services at
a better cost and more efficiently. Having a public lab province wide gives AHS economies of scale, universal high standards, quality and coordinated, efficient services. Back in the days of private lab services it took longer to get in to have lab tests done, longer to
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