Tag Archives: Privatization

Don’t let seniors’ care in Canada become a private equity money maker Don’t let seniors’ care in Canada become a private equity money maker
By Margaret McGregor and Lisa Ronald

Late last year, a large trans-national insurance company, Anbang, announced its intention to purchase a majority interest in Retirement Concepts, a Canadian for-profit nursing home chain.

What medicines do we really need in Canada? What medicines do we really need in Canada?
By Nav Persaud

Surveys and polls often show Canadians are proud of our universal health system, which provides publicly funded care for doctor and hospital services. Canadians don’t have to worry about filing for bankruptcy to get care for themselves or their families when they need it.

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks
By Stephen Duckett

Transparency won’t solve all the issues of private sector contracting in healthcare, but without it, the risks for Canadians will almost certainly outweigh the benefits.

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks
By Stephen Duckett

The response to privatization of health delivery should not be a knee-jerk one, that this is a no-go area for Canada. Rather, public purchasers should be held to account for the nature of the contracts they sign and should not be able to hide behind confidentiality clauses.

Surgical Wait Times for Publicly Funded Health Services in Canada Backgrounder: Surgical wait times for publicly funded health services in Canada
By Neeta Das McMurtry

Public opinion polls show many Canadians worry about surgical wait times. Anecdotal media reports and heated political debates encourage this worry. But the question remains: Are Canadians waiting too long for surgery?

Stethoscope / Law Backgrounder: Court challenges to one-tier medicare
By Alex Peden

Two court cases with strong implications for the future of the Canadian health care system have been frequently mentioned in the news. Understanding the Chaoulli and Cambie Surgeries cases involves clarifying the difference between public and private health care in Canada.