Posters, Costs and Spending
Our health system is designed for a younger population and to treat acute illnesses. Yes we have an aging population that suffers primarily from chronic conditions best treated under a home care model.
Fewer workers today than a half-century ago have workplace pensions…and, clearly, Canadians are not filling the void with increased personal savings. Instead, they take on ever-increasing levels of debt.
According to the evidence, a significant proportion of future Canadian retirees are going to suffer measurable deterioration in their standards of living.
The best available Canadian data all have the same bottom line: without pension reform, many Canadians will experience a significant decline in standard of living at retirement.
Canadians can be proud that our graduates are among the most productive and respected researchers in the fields of health services, health policy and health economics. Yet our own health system continues to under-perform.
Our study shows you get better care if you have a doctor who formally enrols patients, pools resources with colleagues to provide after hours care and takes responsibility for preventing and managing chronic disease.
Canada has a mismatch between the world-class quality of research we produce on health every year and how that research is implemented into our healthcare system.
Having access to employer health insurance plans is a safeguard and one that should not be denied based on age.
Many health and employment policies have not kept up with the changing demographic reality.
Canadians don’t like to hear this, but when it comes to pharmaceuticals, our health insurance system has plenty in common with the United States – and that’s not a good thing
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