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Ban on private blood-plasma clinics gives unions gift-wrapped opportunity to shine

Alberta’s decision to ban private blood plasma clinics from operating in the province has gift-wrapped an amazing opportunity for the…

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Where are the volunteer blood donors?

The Edmonton Journal published  this letter March 17, 2017. Is the Alberta government’s decision to ban private blood-plasma facilities, and…

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BC blood plasma bill underscores NDP’s anti-private DNA

A second letter-to-the-editor the Vancouver Sun has chosen not to publish: Anti-private, non-unionized anything in health care is part of…

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BC govt lawyers provide fodder for Monty Python & Yes, Minister

In the saga of BC orthopode Dr. Brian Day’s lawsuit, the behavior of British Columbia government lawyers could be prime…

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Alberta gov’t & AHS are ‘kissin’ cousins’ in withholding information

When it comes to withholding information, the provincial government has a “kissin’ cousin”: Alberta Health Services [AHS]. According to the…

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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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