Health insurance

Health insurance

Healthcare in crisis

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Janet Maher
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses how the North American Free Trade Agreement will affect Canadian healthcare and social programs. Explains NAFTA. Explores how to reform health care in Canada.  

 


Failure of free enterprise: private dental practice

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Deanna Geddo
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Vol 5, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article takes a look at private dental practice. Political, practical and emotional aspects. 

The radical orthodoxy of naturopathic medicine

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Carole Yawney
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Vol 4, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1983
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article a medical anthropologist proposes naturopathy as an alternative to the invasive system of drugs and surgery. Describes naturopathy; principles and practice. 

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
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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.

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.
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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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HEAP.A25 2005
ISBN-13 9780802094209
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Includes bibliographical references.

Pharmacare in Canada: issues and opinions

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English
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Åke Blomqvist
Jing Xu
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews the weaknesses of private insurance as a response to escalating drug costs, and outlines the case for extending the universal publicly funded health insurance (as defined by the Canada Health Act) to cover prescription drugs. Discusses various options for containing the cost to the public sector, including patient cost sharing, formularies and generic substitution rules, and argues that there is a stronger case in favour of demand-side cost sharing for drugs than for physician services and hospital care. Describes existing provincial/territorial pharmamcare plans and compares them with the pharmacare system proposed by the National Forum on Health (NFH). Suggests that some degree of patient cost sharing would be desirable in the case of drugs, and also that a system with provisions for opting out (allowing citizens to substitute private insurance for the public plan) should be given serious consideration.

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HEAS.B54 2001
Health Policy Working Paper Series No. 01-01
ISBN 0662310306
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