Ottawa recouping $82M from health transfers to 8 provinces charging private fees: minister

Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Friday he is recouping $82 million in federal health transfers to the provinces for charging patients for services that should have been covered by the public purse. Eight provinces will see reductions in their next health transfer from the federal government over fees charged to patients in 2020 and 2021, according to Duclos. Most of the deductions are related to fees for diagnostic services such as MRIs and CT scans.