Victoria Times Colonist
Cindy E. Harnett
June 9, 2012
After a year of tough negotiations, the B.C. government and the association representing more than 10,000 doctors have reached a tentative deal on a four-year master agreement.
The deal puts $90 million in new money into health care over two years, plus $10 million expected to be saved through the negotiation of lower lab fees.
The vast majority of that goes toward medical services for patients and a "modest amount" toward increased fees for doctors, said B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong.
"I'd characterize this as a good agreement for patients, an agreement that's fair to doctors, and is affordable to taxpayers," de Jong said Friday.
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