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Unsustainable Medicare needs retooling

Here is our letter-to-the-editor the Toronto Star published February 22, 2017 Premier Kathleen Wynne has a peculiar definition of sustainability…

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Will the fax machine survive Alberta’s new rules for patient referrals?

Scottish inventor Alexander Bain received the first patent for a fax machine in 1843. Over a century later, in 1964,…

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Benefits, not just costs of drugs, need to be considered: BioAlberta

Canadians for Sustainable Medicare, Your Voice for Patient Choice™, has identified innovation as a key element to improve and modernize…

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Federal Government eyes taxing private health benefits

Nearly five decades ago [1969] ,the Federal Government created a public monopoly by effectively prohibiting private hospital and physician services….

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Where would Medicare be without private funding and the generosity of Albertans?

STARS, Alberta’s lauded air ambulance and emergency medical transport service, is currently in its annual fund-raising campaign. Its 2017 lottery…

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Interest payments on government debt siphon $$$ away from health care

A new study again calls into question the sustainability of Canada’s health care system as interest payments on government debt…

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OECD looking at harnessing data, administration waste

From January 16, 2017, “Expresso” morning summary of the Economist magazine Health ministers from the 35 countries of the OECD…

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Time to grow Medicare beyond its 20th roots

Alberta needs to be innovative and grow its health-care system beyond its 20th century roots, Canadians for Sustainable Medicare [C4SM]…

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“Plain brown envelope” + a press club anthem

A plain brown envelope with highly sensitive and embarrassing contents that will disgrace a politician by exposing malfeasance or egregious…

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Oh, when will they ever learn. Oh, when will they ever learn.

Medicare has more than 50 years of history, misconceptions and mythology. It has has achieved an iconic status among many…

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