By Kathleen O'Grady drug costs, drugs, generic drugs, Health care reform, Healthcare spending, pharmacare program, prescription drug, prescription drug costs, private insurance
As Canadians, we are proud of our universal healthcare system, which provides publicly-funded essential doctor and hospital care based on need and not ability to pay. Unfortunately, our health system falls short when it comes to prescription medication.
By Allan Maslove Affordable health care, Canadian government, Health Accord, Health care reform, insufficient spending, Pharmacare, provinces, sustainable health care reform
Why more money for health care is not the answer A version of this commentary appeared in the Hill Times, the Huffington Post and Policy Options In the Speech from the Throne and since, the new Liberal government has clearly said it is ready to re-engage with the provinces and territories on health care. This is a […]
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.