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Universal national pharmacare for Canada may offer a small personal loss for a few but a larger public gain Universal national pharmacare for Canada may offer a small personal loss for a few but a larger public gain
By Robert Brown
Most Albertans skip dental visits because the price is too high — and they aren’t alone
By Lorian Hardcastle
Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review
By John Have

What about all those individuals and families across Canada who want private health insurance coverage and can’t get it due to pre-existing conditions — or can’t afford it? This is a question our provincial and federal governments need to address.

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review
By John Have

Private healthcare costs in Canada have grown dramatically over the last 40 years. Adjusting for population growth and inflation, private healthcare costs have increased by over 220 percent on average since 1975 — or around $1,800 per person.

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.

Netherlands Health Concept Backgrounder: The Dutch health care system
By Lee Tunstall

The Dutch health care system is often cited as an example of an efficient, universally-accessible system that has successfully integrated a strong competitive market component into it. In a June 2014 report by the Commonwealth Fund, the Dutch system was ranked in the middle of the pack of the 11 countries under study.