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.

Canadians should modernize not privatize medicare

Canadians should modernize not privatize medicare

BC doctors’ election represents crossroads for the future of medicine in Canada

BC doctors’ election represents crossroads for the future of medicine in Canada

Normally provincial medical association elections are not national news. The one vote difference between first and second place in the race for president of the Doctors of BC ­– later declared a tie after a recount – might be enough to grab people’s attention.

Four things you should know about the pending Charter challenge against medicare

Four things you should know about the pending Charter challenge against medicare

A long-running dispute between Dr. Brian Day, the co-owner of Cambie Surgeries Corporation and the British Columbia government may finally be resolved in the BC Supreme Court this year — and the ruling could transform the Canadian health system from coast to coast.

A Supreme Court case that could change the face of the Canadian health care system

A Supreme Court case that could change the face of the Canadian health care system

The BC Supreme Court will soon be ruling on a constitutional challenge that may very well change the face of health care in Canada.