Healthcare

Globe and Mail & CBC-Canadian Healthcare and Economics

This link is worth taking a look at. We may not want to think about economics, but as healthcare is a huge topic of discussion here in Canada, we need to. The health sector, public and private (and let’s not forget we have plenty of both), is an economic driver, a generator of wealth, a… Continue reading Globe and Mail & CBC-Canadian Healthcare and Economics

News

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?… Continue reading Socialized Medicine in Canada: Yeah or Nay?

Healthcare, News

1962: 50th Anniversary of Medicare being Introduced in Saskatchewan

Medicare in Canada (meaning socialized medicine) was introduced to the rest of Canada in 1972, but it was first introduced 50 years ago in the province of Saskatchewan. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/the-anniversary-that-wasnt-medicare-at-50/article6533996/