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APTN Investigates – Surviving Bureaucracy



John W Murray
APTN Investigates
“Surviving Bureaucracy” looks at the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program which covers dental, medical transportation, pharmacy and medical devices for some First Nations.

Paperwork hassles and inefficient billing are endangering the medical care of patients like Patrick Deranger, a Dene elder in Calgary. His wife Lee has taken over his claims as he slowly loses strength due to poor oral health.

John Weldon Murray produced the program as part of the inaugural APTN Investigates-CAJ Fellowship. He will join the daily newsroom over the summer months.

jmurray@aptn.ca

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