CBC NEWS'S MARKETPLACE INVESTIGATES HOSPITAL PARKING FEES: ARE THEY A TAX ON THE SICK?
Mar 27, 2013
HOSPITAL PARKING PAIN AIRS FRIDAY,
MARCH 29 AT 8 P.M. (8:30 NT) ON CBC-TV
Hospitals across the country are raising their parking rates. They say they need the money to support patient care. But what does this mean for patients and their families? On this week's MARKETPLACE
, Erica Johnson
investigates hospital parking in major centres across the country and reveals who's really making money off those lots. With hidden cameras and interviews at some of Canada's top hospitals, Johnson follows the money and asks why hospitals and private companies are allowed to make so much money off of sick patients.Hospital Parking Pain
airs on CBC News's MARKETPLACE, Friday, March 29
at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)
Some people are constantly at the hospital, whether for their own illness or caring for a loved one, and can end up paying thousands on hospital parking. As one doctor told MARKETPLACE
, "It's a tax on my cancer patients." This week on MARKETPLACE
, see how far some people are going - and the risks they're taking - to cut the costs, and why people are fighting back.
And if the meter runs out and you get a ticket at the hospital, where does the money go? Johnson makes some surprising discoveries in this week's Hospital Parking Pain
Join Erica Johnson
for a live web chat about hospital parking fees this Thursday, March 28 at 1 p.m. ET at cbc.ca/marketplace
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