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Archive for: Healthcare

Election: Dix pledges $254 million for health-care improvements

For the sixth time in as many days, NDP leader Adrian Dix on Tuesday rolled his orange election machine deep into enemy territory to make a policy announcement, this time choosing the riding of B.C’s. health minister as the place to...

 

Liberal and NDP leaders focus on health-care commitments

Both the B.C. NDP and Liberal leaders are talking health care this morning, the most important issue for voters in the B.C. election, according to CBC’s Vote Compass. NDP Leader Adrian Dix promised to put $ 105 million into seniors’...

 

Can robust returns for health-care stocks be sustained?

The CI Global Health Sciences fund led the way with a first-quarter return of 20 per cent and an annual return of 44 per cent. Fund manager Andrew Waight attributes the sector’s strength to a mix of factors including a lack of options...

 

Health-care got tough love from Klein

Health-care got tough love from Klein

In the 1990s, as then premier Ralph Klein released his government’s budget-cutters on the province’s health-care system, two other Calgary hospitals — the Holy Cross and Salvation Army Grace, were also shut down. But it was the...

 

The public cost of health-care waiting lists

The public cost of health-care waiting lists

Businesses, and the economy as a whole, suffer as thousands of Canadian workers await medical treatment… globeandmail – Report on Business

 

Ontario government cutting billions from health funding, says health-care group

And if the last provincial budget was any indication, things aren’t likely to get better any time soon in Ontario. “We’re calling it the austerity budget,” said Nathalie Sheppard, campaign organizer for the Ontario Health Coalition...

 

(P.E.I.) Pay deductions could stem health-care costs: analyst

The P.E.I. government should establish a payroll-deduction type of fund to tackle the anticipated boom in health-care costs, says a Toronto-based think-tank. The C.D. Howe Institute’s new report estimates the province would have to put...

 

Alberta government accused of interfering in independence of health-care probe

As Alberta’s controversial $ 10-million inquiry into queue jumping in the health-care system ended on Thursday after months of testimony – and a few revelations – the retired judge at the helm accused the Redford government of “interference”...

 

Alberta health-care system criticized by experts

An expert testifying at the inquiry into Alberta’s health-care system says the public deserves more transparency from medical officials about how they decide where patients go on a priority list. The provincial inquiry is examining queue-jumping...

 

Where do health-care dollars go? (BC)

These are the stories that critics heap on the system, while demanding a better job be done with the billions of tax dollars pumped every year into the gaping maw of health-care spending – and that includes the four-per-cent increase...

 

Doctors, lawyers to challenge Conservative refugee health-care cuts

Ottawa’s changes to the Interim Federal Health Program, which provides temporary costs of medical coverage to refugee claimants and others not eligible for provincial coverage, saw cuts of a variety of health-care services including...

 

New health-care program helps seniors access homecare

New health-care program helps seniors access homecare

According to the North East Local Health Integration Network, a recent study found that 75 per cent of seniors with complex conditions who are discharged from hospital receive care from six or more physicians and 30 per cent get their drugs...

 

Opinion: How Quebec can address rising health-care costs

MONTREAL – The political posturing in Quebec in recent months over eliminating the $ 200 health-services tax has been a dismaying example of jockeying for short-term advantage in the face of a massive long-term threat. The pressure of health-care … health...

 

Hadekel: Quebec losing health-care battle

Hadekel: Quebec losing health-care battle

MONTREAL — Quebec’s biggest fiscal challenge is trying to manage the increasing cost of health care while trying at the same time to slow down the growth of government spending. The health-care budget is increasing at 4.8 per cent...

 

OpEd: Health-care costs the biggest ‘bubble’ Alberta faces

In the face of this challenge, when the premier says some programs and services must change, “especially those that are not sustainable over the long term,” that should mean only one thing: health care. Taking a long view of Alberta’s...