Tag Archives: Private health care

Backgrounder A primer on the legal challenge between Dr. Brian Day and British Columbia Backgrounder: A primer on the legal challenge between Cambie Surgeries Corporation (led by Dr. Brian Day) and British Columbia — and how it may affect our healthcare system
By Karen Palmer

“Medicare,” provides public funding for all medically necessary hospital and physician services.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Marcus Hollander

Despite all the hype, the aging population adds a little less than one percent to the cost of healthcare per year.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Marcus Hollander

The major increase in costs for our healthcare system comes from wage increases, the use of new and more expensive technologies and other factors, but not as a result of an aging population.

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population
By Dr. Neena Chappell

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.

Do we really need an expanded CPP? Do we really need an expanded CPP?
By Dr. Robert Brown

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.

Do we really need an expanded CPP? Do we really need an expanded CPP?
By Dr. Robert Brown

According to the evidence, a significant proportion of future Canadian retirees are going to suffer measurable deterioration in their standards of living.

Do we really need an expanded CPP? Do we really need an expanded CPP?
By Dr. Robert Brown

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.

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too
By John Have

Having access to employer health insurance plans is a safeguard and one that should not be denied based on age.

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too
By Dr. Robert Brown

Many health and employment policies have not kept up with the changing demographic reality.

Backgrounder: Making Sense of the U.S. Health Care System: A Primer

The U.S. health care system is not a universally accessible system – it is a publicly and privately-funded patchwork of fragmented systems and programs. Insured Americans are covered by both public and private health insurance, with a majority covered by private insurance plans through their employers.


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