Category Archives: Health Care Costs and Spending Podcasts

Should eye examination be a school entry requirement in Canada?

One in every six Canadian children may have a vision problem that makes it difficult to learn and to read, but only 14 percent of children under the age of six receive professional eye care.

How can we improve access to dental care in Canada?

Going to the dentist is too expensive for many Canadians. Dr. Robert Schroth explains why your dentist bill is so hefty and how we can help all Canadians have access to proper dental care.

How can we improve access to dental care in Canada?

Going to the dentist is too expensive for many Canadians. Dr. Robert Schroth explains why your dentist bill is so hefty and how we can help all Canadians have access to proper dental care.

Why Canadian employers waste $5 billion a year on inefficient drug coverage

Employers in Canada spend an estimated 5 billion dollars a year on drug coverage for their employees. Yet, private plans are notoriously inefficient and they often cover higher priced drugs that are not necessarily better for consumers’ health, explains Alan Cassels.