Tag Archives: Canadian medicare

How can we change the health workforce to serve our aging population?
By Gregory Huyer

Our health system has been designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals – rather than having the patient at the centre

Our healthcare system designed for the convenience of practitioners, not patients
By Andre Picard

We often fail to say the three most important words in medicine: I don’t know. There’s no shame in saying that.

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system
By Andre Picard

In Canada, we deliver good medical care, but we’ve essentially built a sickness care system rather than a healthcare system.

Pharmacare is for kids too
By Avram Denburg and Steve Morgan

You are the parent of a sick child. You have a limited budget and you must decide to buy the medicine the doctor prescribed for your child or provide food and shelter for your family instead. What do you do?

How proposed user fees for health services in Quebec threaten the Canadian health system How proposed user fees for health services in Quebec threaten the Canadian health system
By Danielle Martin and Ryan Meili

With a federal campaign in full force grabbing the majority of the headlines, a significant threat to Canada’s most treasured national program is going largely unnoticed.

Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada
By Marc-André Gagnon

When you look at the numbers, it really is surprising that all public employees in Quebec are required to enrol in costly private coverage given that administration costs account for 1.7 percent for Quebec’s public plan, yet 18 percent for private insurers.

Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada
By Marc-André Gagnon

The current patchwork of public and private plans across the country means that Canadians are covered for their prescription drugs based on where they live or work, rather than on their medical needs.

Four things everyone should know about autism in Canada Pharmacare is good for business
By Steve Morgan and Danielle Martin

A universal pharmacare program would not only help the working poor, the uninsured and the sick, it would enable Canadian businesses to remain competitive.

Pharmacare is good for business Pharmacare is good for business
By Steve Morgan

Prescription drug prices in Canada are among the highest in the world, mostly because our myriad private drug plans dilute Canada’d potential purchasing power.

Quebec’s-outdated-drug-coverage-policies-should-not-be-a-model-for-the-rest-of-Canada Quebec’s outdated drug coverage policies should not be a model for the rest of Canada
By Marc-André Gagnon

In spite of very high expenditures for drug coverage, one in 10 Canadians cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. The current patchwork of public and private plans across the country means that Canadians are covered for their prescription drugs based on where they live or work, rather than on their medical needs.


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