As world oil prices and the Canadian dollar slide perilously, Albertans must become more inventive and rigorous in managing our costs — and our expectations — especially in high-cost areas like infrastructure, education and health care.
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?
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.