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CDM Bulletin: medicare and the "European model"  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/cdm-europe.pdf

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  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/romanow/index.html

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  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/health_reform/reading-romanow.pdf

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  
http://www.canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca/AustraliaHurleyParallelPrivateHealthInsuranceinAustralia.pdf

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  
www.chspr.ubc.ca/node/262

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
Building on values: the future of health care in Canada: final report  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/pdf/romanow/pdfs/HCC_Final_Report.pdf
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  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39554
Presents a gendered analysis of the Romanow Report. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Canada Health Act: annual report, 2003-2004  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/cha-lcs-ar-ra/2003-04_e.pdf
Presents the administration and operation of the Canada Health Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Canada Health Act: annual report, 2002-2003  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/alt_formats/hpb-dgps/pdf/pubs/cha-lcs-ar-ra/2002-03_e.pdf
Provides an overview of the Canada Health Act and the associated regulations and policies that are used in the adminstration of the act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Health information for newcomers  
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomer/fact_health.html
Explains how to get medical services in Canada, how to apply for a provincial health insurance card, which medical services are and are not covered by Medicare, and what to do when visiting or moving to another province. (See Details)
Published: 2003