Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

Re-thinking care for Canada’s aging population

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

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?

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.

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

Imagine having your private health insurance — dental, vision, prescription drug, life, travel and disability coverage — suddenly terminated by your employer at age 65 while you’re still working for them, and just when you may really need it.

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review

Last week, the media carried a story about a nine-year-old boy in New Brunswick who was denied private health coverage because of his weight (at 5 foot 2 inches and 135 pounds). His family were shocked – as were many reading the story – that a child could be denied private health coverage in Canada.