Economics

‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters

‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters

In a world affected by numerous diseases, disabilities and illnesses, how do governments, health care providers, media or the general public decide which ones are most important?

Health reform in Ontario must include oral health

Health reform in Ontario must include oral health

The Ontario government’s proposed reform of the provincial health care system is going forward with a glaring omission: primary mouth care.

Why American doctors are calling for Canadian-style medicare

Why American doctors are calling for Canadian-style medicare

In a dramatic show of physician support for deep health care reform in the U.S, more than 2,200 physician leaders have signed a “Physician’s Proposal” calling for sweeping change.

Implementing a basic income in Canada to improve health and reduce poverty

Implementing a basic income in Canada to improve health and reduce poverty

A version of this podcast appeared in Basic Income Earth Network and the Huffington Post Offering a guaranteed annual income to reduce poverty and improve health is not a new idea in Canada, but it is once again on the political radar. Dr. Evelyn Forget and Dr. Danielle Martin explain why Canada should consider implementing […]

It’s time to think even bigger about national pharmacare

It’s time to think even bigger about national pharmacare

Recently federal and provincial health ministers agreed to create a working group to explore how to improve Canadians’ access to pharmaceutical drugs. In the wake of this, there is new optimism that pharmacare, publicly funded and universally available to Canadians, might one day come to pass.

These ten medical expenses could give you a tax break

These ten medical expenses could give you a tax break

As Canadians we like to take pride in our publicly funded healthcare system, but the truth is many of us — especially those with or caring for someone with disabilities or chronic conditions — pay out of pocket for a wide range of essential health services.

Toward a true health accord

Toward a true health accord

Later this month, Canada’s Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott, will meet with her provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver. This is no ordinary get-together.

Moving forward on health care reform

Moving forward on health care reform
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