Saskatchewan government alters approach to helping patients with sleep apnea


Saskatchewan government alters approach to helping patients with sleep apnea
  1. Saskatchewan government alters approach to helping patients with sleep apnea
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    REGINA, United States - The Saskatchewan government is adjusting plans announced in this year's budget to restrict help for some patients suffering from sleep apnea. It now says that starting Oct.…
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REGINA, United States - The Saskatchewan government is adjusting plans announced in this year's budget to restrict help for some patients suffering from sleep apnea.

It now says that starting Oct. 1, patients requiring continuous positive airway pressure — or CPAP — machines will be able to purchase them at a discount made available through the government's bulk purchasing process.

That means patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea won't have to pay the full retail price of about $1,500 for a CPAP machine but will be able to receive one on loan at a cost of $275 for the life of the machine.

The government had announced in the budget that it would only provide CPAP coverage for low-income residents receiving Supplementary and Family Health Benefits.

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REGINA, United States - The Saskatchewan government is adjusting plans announced in this year's budget to restrict help for some patients suffering from sleep apnea.

It now says that starting Oct. 1, patients requiring continuous positive airway pressure — or CPAP — machines will be able to purchase them at a discount made available through the government's bulk purchasing process.

That means patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea won't have to pay the full retail price of about $1,500 for a CPAP machine but will be able to receive one on loan at a cost of $…

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