Tag Archives: user fees

Three nutrition trends to stay away from – based on the best evidence Three nutrition trends to stay away from — based on the best evidence
By Dylan MacKay

If you follow health tips in the media, you’d think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird?

Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’ Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’
By Laura Funk

Organizations advocating for family caregivers are hoping our Prime Minister will soon issue a proclamation recognizing family caregivers and establish a National Caregiver Day (the First Tuesday in April).

The-never-ending-saga-of-medical-user-fees-in-Quebec The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec
By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée

On January 26, the Quebec regulation abolishing medical user fees came into effect, bringing the province in line with federal legislation outlined in the Canada Health Act (CHA).

How proposed user fees for health services in Quebec threaten the Canadian health system How proposed user fees for health services in Quebec threaten the Canadian health system
By Danielle Martin and Ryan Meili

With a federal campaign in full force grabbing the majority of the headlines, a significant threat to Canada’s most treasured national program is going largely unnoticed.

Backgrounder: Healthcare with user fees
By Alex Peden

The most basic way of categorizing healthcare financing is to separate public and private healthcare costs. Public financing includes expenditures from any level of government (financed through taxation) as well as social insurance funds (these are much more widespread in European health care systems, although Workers’ Compensation Boards would be included here).