Privatization

Privatization

A futuristic nightmare

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Judy Darcy
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article Judy Darcy shares her vision of what life could be like under free trade. Illustrates the impact on social services and public programs. 

 


The significance of privatization and commercialization trends for women's health

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English
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Online
Author: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Women and Health Care Reform
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines contemporary pressures to move towards the privatization and commercialization of water services and delivery in Canada and evaluates the gendered health implications for women that would flow from these choices.

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Available on line.

It's about access: informing the debate on public and private health care

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
CMA Task Force on the Public–Private Interface
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an insider's look at the mix between public and private delivery and funding of health care services in the Canadian system.

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ISBN 1894391217
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Une question d'accès!

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

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English
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Jeremiah Hurley
Rhema Vaithianathana
Thomas F Crossley
Deborah Cobb-Clark
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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

Who counts as a health care worker?

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Paper
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Author: 
Pat Armstrong
Hugh Armstrong
Krista Dixon-Scott
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Argues that quality of health care is threatened by new labour practices that treat certain workers (ancillary) as unimportant to good care.

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ISSN 14800039

Private health insurance for women?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
Amélie Quesnel-Vallée
Publisher: 
Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses, in response to the Chaoulli decision, the direct and indirect effects of privatized health care on women.

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ISSN 14800039

Private care is no cure

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English
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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.

Who counts as a health care worker?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women and Health Care Reform
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Online
Author: 
Pat Armstrong
Hugh Armstrong
Krista Scott-Dixon
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the work done by "ancillary" health care workers, i.e. cleaners, clerial workers, and others, and how the importance of this work is often unrecognized by health care policy makers.

Don't panic: the hitchhiker's guide to Chaoulli, wait times and the politics of private insurance

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English
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Online
Author: 
Tom McIntosh
Publisher: 
Canadian Policy Research Networks
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the Chaoulli decision and the limitations of private insurance as a cure-all for the system.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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