By Daniel J. Dutton and Jennifer Zwicker disabilities, Health costs, health determinants, healthcare costs, homelessness, life expectancy, public spending, social services, spending choices, spending on health
It is time to re-think our budgeting It’s budget season and Canadian provincial governments are continuing the tradition of spending more on health care than any other single portfolio. For example, Alberta spends almost half of its provincial budget on health – an estimated $22 billion this year – which is more than any […]
By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein access to health care, administrative costs, American health care, bureaucratic costs, Canada, Canadian health care, Canadian healthcare system, Health care costs, Health costs, health insurance, Healthcare spending, hospital, hospital bill, hospitalization, isurance plan, United States
In many countries, bereaved families get condolence cards and flowers. In the U.S., the survivors are also deluged with hospital bills and insurance paperwork. That paperwork isn’t merely an insult. It costs U.S. society a fortune.
By Steve Morgan access to health care, Canadian health care, Canadian healthcare system, drugs, Health care costs, Health care reform, Health costs, health insurance, Healthcare spending, insurance premiums, New-Brunswick, prescription drug, prescription drug insurance, public-private
The Liberal government of New Brunswick appears to be stepping back from the brink of mandatory prescription drug insurance. And so they should.
By Paul Lamarche, Réjean Hébert and François Béland access to health care, administrative expenses, Bill 10, bureaucracy, CISSS, Health care reform, Health costs, Healthcare spending, mergers, Quebec
Bill 10 has as its objective to improve the access and the quality of health and social services in the province of Quebec while diminishing bureaucracy and increasing efficiency. As professors in the Department of Health administration in the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal we seriously question the ability of this reform to achieve this.