Fraser Forum

Health Care

11:11AM
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Private health insurance, not government bureaucracy, spurs health-care innovation

In Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom, private insurance allows patients a wider choice of providers and faster access to health care.


11:41AM
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Is Ottawa competent enough to design an efficient and effective national pharmacare program?

A national formulary—essentially a list of drugs—is unlikely to match the comprehensive lists covered by private insurance plans.


8:57PM
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Private sector helping address physician scarcity in the U.S.

A 1991 report recommended a 10 per cent reduction in medical school enrolment in Canada.


12:32PM
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Pharmacare ‘cost-savings’ should not trump appropriate drug use

Cancer drug's use in retinal therapy has been linked with increased risks of stroke and death.


6:20PM
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Quebecers elected the Coalition Avenir Québec with an overwhelming majority.


3:21PM
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Canadians must wait 41.7 weeks (on average) to receive medically necessary elective orthopaedic surgery.


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