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Socialized Medicine in Canada: Yeah or Nay?

This might come as a shock to some of you, but Canada does not have the best medical plan/pharmacare in the world! Really?? Our current system has some good points and some not so good points.

““Inefficient management” is an elastic phrase. Who’s management? The provincial health ministry? Regional health authorities? Hospital and community care administrators? Family clinics? Care provision inside institutions? Maybe “inefficient management” means too much care in hospitals and not enough in communities with home care, nursing homes or long-term care? Or all of the above?”

“But respondents did say they wanted a full-blown public drug plan to cover any medications that “a patient and their doctors agree are the most effective treatment.”

How will this be paid for? More taxes, co-pays, those with higher income pay more? What are the solutions? Who makes the decisions?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/inconvenient-truth-we-dont-have-the-best-health-care-system/article7177302/

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Canadian Pharmacare: Varies Province by Province

This is worth reading on pharmacare here in Canada….those that are lower income often get prescription medications, approved by the government, for free or a very small fee. For those that are in the ‘middle class’ economic bracket or higher—we pay a lot more for our medications!

http://healthydebate.ca/opinions/canadian_pharmacare_failure