By Dylan MacKay Canada, Canada Health Act, Canada healthcare system, Caregiver, healthcare, informal caregivers, support, unpaid caregivers, user fees
If you follow health tips in the media, you’d think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird?
By Laura Funk Canada, Canada Health Act, Canada healthcare system, Caregiver, healthcare, informal caregivers, support, unpaid caregivers, user fees
Organizations advocating for family caregivers are hoping our Prime Minister will soon issue a proclamation recognizing family caregivers and establish a National Caregiver Day (the First Tuesday in April).
By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée Canada, Canada Health Act, Canada healthcare system, Canadian medicare, healthcare, medical user fees, medicare, publicly-insured procedures, Quebec, user fees
On January 26, the Quebec regulation abolishing medical user fees came into effect, bringing the province in line with federal legislation outlined in the Canada Health Act (CHA). According to the CHA, the money that flows from Ottawa to the provinces for health services, known as the Canada Health Transfer, is conditional on the provinces […]
By Danielle Martin and Ryan Meili Canada, Canada Health Act, Canada healthcare system, Canadian medicare, healthcare, medicare, poverty, Quebec, user fees
With a federal campaign in full force grabbing the majority of the headlines, a significant threat to Canada’s most treasured national program is going largely unnoticed.
By Alex Peden Canada, co-payments, deductible, Financing healthcare, health, health care, health insurance, private funding of helathcare, public health care, user fees
The most basic way of categorizing healthcare financing is to separate public and private healthcare costs. Public financing includes expenditures from any level of government (financed through taxation) as well as social insurance funds (these are much more widespread in European health care systems, although Workers’ Compensation Boards would be included here).