By Lorian Hardcastle Alberta, dental care, Dental health, dental procedures, dentist, fee guide, insurance, oral exam, out-of-pocket, price competition, Universal health care
Last year, a provincial government report found that dental procedures cost up to 44 per cent more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. Does this inflated cost have an impact on dental health? You bet. A staggering 62 per cent of Albertans reported limiting dental visits due to cost concerns. That’s most Albertans skipping basic […]
By Steve Morgan Canada’s healthcare system, Canadian healthcare system, cost of drugs, drug cost, Drug coverage, employee benefits, health care spending, national drug plan, Pharmaceutical, prescription drugs, universal coverage, Universal health care
A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star Ontario has just announced that they will offer a publicly funded pharmacare system for children and youth in Ontario. This is a small step in the right direction, one that is arguably most important for its symbolism in a national debate. Why just a small […]
By Lee Tunstall Dutch health care, Dutch system, health care, Health care costs, health insurance, insurance, netherlands, social insurance system, Universal health care
The Dutch health care system is often cited as an example of an efficient, universally-accessible system that has successfully integrated a strong competitive market component into it. In a June 2014 report by the Commonwealth Fund, the Dutch system was ranked in the middle of the pack of the 11 countries under study.