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…

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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…

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Canadian Healthcare

by Victoria Brewster, MSW One only has to follow the Canadian news, read the local paper or talk to health professionals who will say Socialized Medicine or Medicare needs an overhaul. While there are many benefits to socialized medicine, basics covered; check-ups, exams, tests or treatment are covered for all who are eligible for Medicare here in…

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Canadian vs. American Healthcare

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Healthcare for every American and Canadian is very important especially for those that are of lower income. Basics are covered here in Canada, but anything above? Everyone is entitled to a GP, but not everyone has one. Everyone is entitled to be referred to a specialist, but the wait can be…

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