Tag Archives: Healthcare spending

What Canada can learn from Australia on health care What Canada can learn from Australia on health care
By Stephen Duckett
Four-ways-you-could-save-money-on-your-prescription-medications Four ways you could save money on your prescription medications
By Kathleen O'Grady

As Canadians, we are proud of our universal healthcare system, which provides publicly-funded essential doctor and hospital care based on need and not ability to pay. Unfortunately, our health system falls short when it comes to prescription medication.

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.

The other drug problem in Canada’s cities The other drug problem in Canada’s cities
By Steve Morgan

Millions of Canadians are without drug coverage and one in 10 Canadians cannot afford to fill their prescriptions.

EMERY_The Prentice healthcare levy is not a cure for the Alberta health system The Prentice healthcare levy is not a cure for the Alberta health system
By Herb Emery

The Prentice government announced that it will restore the use of healthcare taxes so that Albertans can directly contribute to the healthcare system. On the surface, levying up to $1000 per person earning over $50,000 per year to contribute approximately $0.5 billion over two years towards an $18 billion medical treatment system sounds reasonable.

Why Canadian hospitals outperform U.S. hospitals Why Canadian hospitals outperform U.S. hospitals
By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein

In many countries, bereaved families get condolence cards and flowers. In the U.S., the survivors are also deluged with hospital bills and insurance paperwork. That paperwork isn’t merely an insult. It costs U.S. society a fortune.

L’assurance obligatoire ne favorise pas un accès abordable aux médicaments d’ordonnance How to create an affordable prescription drug plan
By Steve Morgan

The Liberal government of New Brunswick appears to be stepping back from the brink of mandatory prescription drug insurance. And so they should.

Quebec’s proposed health reform ignores best evidence
By Paul Lamarche, Réjean Hébert and François Béland

Bill 10 has as its objective to improve the access and the quality of health and social services in the province of Quebec while diminishing bureaucracy and increasing efficiency. As professors in the Department of Health administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal we seriously question the ability of this reform to achieve this.