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Canadian medicare needs an Rx
Polls show that most Canadians cherish the underpinning ethics of our medicare system: that healthcare should be allocated on the basis of need not ability to pay. But polls also show that Canadians want more from the system.
Don’t confuse money with quality at our hospitals
Many people are willing to pay more for higher quality products. For example, you will be confident that a high quality, brand-name TV will work when you get it home. If it doesn’t, the TV will be replaced free-of-charge.
How our health system contributes to a more equal society
The Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) today released a new study on the impacts of Canada’s publicly funded health care on income inequality. Overall, health care spending amounted to over $200 billion in 2012.
Generic drug prices in Alberta: A step in the right direction
Want to buy a $100 coffee? Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? However, it’s equally absurd that this is how much more Albertans pay for some generic drugs than people in other countries.