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CDM Bulletin: medicare and the "European model"

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English
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Online
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Canadian Doctors for Medicare

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

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English
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Online
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Jeremiah Hurley
Rhema Vaithianathana
Thomas F Crossley
Deborah Cobb-Clark
Publisher: 
Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Canadian Doctors for Medicare

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Works to advocate for the preservation of publicly funded health care in Canada, and to inform and educate doctors, policy makers, other health practitioners and the general public about the value, efficiency, quality and equity of publicly funded health care and the reality of alternative systems.

Primary Telephone: 
416-351-3300
Email Address: 
info@canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca
Fax Number: 
416-351-0107
Street Address: 
1001-2 Carlton St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 1J3

Private care is no cure

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English
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Paper
Online
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National Union of Public and General Employees
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Nepean, ON

Explains the top six reasons why private care is no cure for what ails our public health care system.

Access to care, access to justice: the legal debate over private health insurance in Canada

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English
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Paper
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Colleen M Flood, ed.
Kent Roach, ed.
Lorne Sossin, ed.
Publisher: 
University of Toronto Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAP.A25 2005
ISBN-13 9780802094209
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Includes bibliographical references.

Public solutions to health care wait lists

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Michael Rachlis
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Argues that, before going private, Canadians would do well to consider public sector solutions.

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ISBN 0886274680
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Includes bibliographical references.

Profit is not the sure: a citizen's guide to medicare

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Maude Barlow
Publisher: 
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Trace the history of medicare in Canada and compares it with both public and private systems in other parts of the world.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.B37 2002
ISBN 0771010850
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Trade agreements, the health-care sector and women's health

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Teresa L. Cyrus
Lori J. Curtis
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the effects that Canada's trade agreements may have on the health of Canadian women.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAP.C97 2004
ISBN 0662682777
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Les accords commerciaux, le secteur des soins de santé et la santé des femmes.

Health information for newcomers

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

Canada Health Act Division

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Publisher

Prepares and publishes the annual report on the Canada Health Act as required by law.

Primary Telephone: 
613-954-5995
Email Address: 
medicare_hc@hc-sc.gc.ca
Fax Number: 
613-941-5366
Street Address: 
0908C1 Brooke Claxton Bldg Tunney's Pasture
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0K9
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