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The Price of Public Health Care Insurance: 2015 Edition.

The Price of Public Health Care Insurance: 2015 Edition.

The Price of Public Health Care Insurance: 2015 Edition. Health care insurance costs typical Canadian family almost $12,000 per year VANCOUVER—A typical Canadian family of four will pay $11,735 for public health care insurance in 2015, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent,

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Letter to Edm Journal August 6, 2015

Letter to Edm Journal August 6, 2015

Proceed with lab deal Re: ‘MDs push province on lab services’, August 4, 2015. Kudos to Dr. Shelley Duggan, president of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association, for urging the Alberta government to move forward in negotiations and transition planning with the company slated to take over

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Public or private

Public or private

Re: “AHS cancels Sonic lab testing contract,” Aug. 15. Health Minister Sarah Hoffman has one of the most daunting portfolios in the Notley government. She has inherited a plethora of problems, none of her own making. But she appears to believe she can channel the wisdom of

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Canada ranks the 8th highest in health care spending

Canada ranks the 8th highest in health care spending

In 2012, of 30 OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] countries, Canada ranked the eighth highest at $4,602 per person – more than $1,000 above the OECD average of $3,590 according to a report from the Canadian Institute of Health Information [CIHI]. As usual, the United

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Union-Based Letter to Premier Revealing by What It Doesn’t Say

Union-Based Letter to Premier Revealing by What It Doesn’t Say

In an open letter to Premier Jim Prentice, the union-supported Friends of Medicare [FoM], to no one’s surprise attacks the private health-care sector playing an essential role so that Canadians can have timely access to quality care. According to FoM, the latest Auditor General’s report [no date provided] on

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Canada’s government-run health care system – Medicare -- is a monopoly that prohibits private hospital and private physician care. Medicare is a subpar performer, ranking 10th among 11 advanced countries. Canadians deserve much better! Patients deserve timely access to quality care and choice of hospitals and physicians. Taxpayers deserve much more value for their tax dollars.

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