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CDM Bulletin: medicare and the "European model"

Looking at the european model, discusses how private insurance for medically necessary physician and hospital services does not improve access to publicly insured services, does not lower costs or improve quality of care, can increase wait times for those not privately insured, and can exacerbate human resources shortages in the public sector.

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Canadian Women's Health Network's submission to the commission on the future of health care in Canada

Presents the CWHN's submission to The Commission on the Futre of Health Care in Canada. Details the impact of health care reform on women.

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Published: 2001
Reading Romanow : the implications of the final report of The Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada for women

Offers a chapter-by-chapter gendered analysis of the Final Report of the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care, Building on Values: The Future of Health Care in Canada (Romanow 2002).

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Published: 2003
Parallel private health insurance in Australia: a cautionary tale and lessons for Canada

Examines Australia's experience with parallel finance for inpatient hospital services to provide insight regarding the effectiveness of a parallel system of private finance in reducing costs and wait times in the public system.

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Published: 2002
Revitalizing medicare: shared problems, public solutions

Examines the crisis in the health care system, and the decline and imminent collapse of Medicare in Canada. Concludes that beneath the rhetoric, substancial progress has been made toward more effective and efficient care.

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Published: 2001
Access to care, access to justice: the legal debate over private health insurance in Canada
Explores the role that courts may begin to play in health care and how this new role is of crucial importance to the Canadian public and their governments.
Published: 2005
Private care is no cure
Explains the top six reasons why private care is no cure for what ails our public health care system. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Is pharmacare a women's issue?
Briefly details the positive and negative impacts of a universal pharmacare program for women. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Building on values: the future of health care in Canada: final report
Presents recommendations that outline actions that must be taken in critical areas, including medicare, health care, citizenship, and federalism, and more. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Reading Romanow on women's health
Presents a gendered analysis of the Romanow Report. (See Details)
Published: 2003