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What do Quebec and Australia have in common? Not much, yet by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On March 30, CBC.ca reported that “No one wants Quebec’s limited private health insurance.” The small story said that wait times for the procedures that commercial insurers ar ... Read on »
BCMA’s progressive addiction policy by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The BCMA has done something good. It has called for accessible and publicly funded treatment for substance-use disorders and compulsive gambling. The inadequacy of treatment r ... Read on »
Family physicians and patients need more information about specialists by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Why can’t family physicians easily find the best specialist with the shortest wait time for a new consultation? In BC, information on wait time for certain surgical procedures ... Read on »
Brian Day gives new meaning to doctors without borders by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Medical tourism is the new hope for the North American economy and the health care systems of the United States and Canada. Skeptical? Just listen to Dr. Brian Day, whose prop ... Read on »
Jeffrey Turnbull, candidate for CMA presidency by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Being enthusiastic about medical politics isn’t often easy, but I’m pleased to exchange the pen of cynicism for the pen of hope in writing about an election in Ontario. Dr. Je ... Read on »
What does Brian Day say (or not) about privatized medical education? by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In August, the Canadian Medical Association passed a resolution during its annual meeting in Montreal calling for “public-private partnerships to facilitate the expansion of m ... Read on »
More on Howard`s complaint and its significance by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy by Randall F. White Melvin J. Howard wanted to build "the largest privately owned health center in Canada.” According to documents filed with Foreign Affairs and Internat ... Read on »
Melvin J. Howard’s determination vs Canada’s ambivalence by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In their evident ambivalence about a publicly funded, semi-privately delivered health care system, Canadians and their politicians have given an opening to a manic businessman ... Read on »
Montreal, Canada's commercial health care capital by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In an opinion editorial published in the Toronto Star on September 3 http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/489323 , Dr Robert Ouellet, president of the Canadian Medical Ass ... Read on »
Re: Betting your health on Canada's doctor lottery - National Post by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Kelly McParland's August 7 editorial, "Betting your health on Canada's doctor lottery," suggests that doctors leave Canada because of the health care system. Undoubtedly some ... Read on »
Re: Medicare debate under a cone of silence, Toronto Star, June 30, 2008. by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy By Dr Nan Okun, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, Mount Sinai Hospital As a practicing physician and a recently elected board member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare ... Read on »
Doctors,nurses, perfusionists, and other personnel in short supply by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy By Randall F. White, MD, FRCPC 29 June 2008 At St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, where I practice, 50 heart surgery cases have been cancelled since April 2008. The ... Read on »
Sceptical Reflections on the BC Pharmaceutical Task Force by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy By Randall F. White, MD, FRCPC 9 June 2008 The BC minister of health, George Abbott, assembled a task force in 2007 to review policy on pharmaceutical coverage ... Read on »
CDM calls on BC government to reject two-tier health care disguised as "sustainability" by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The BC government should remove “sustainability” from the proposed Medicare Protection Amendment Act, Bill 21, unless it unequivocally rejects private for-profit care for medi ... Read on »
Two Visions of Sustainability by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Randall F. White, MD 19 April 2008 Professor Marie-Claude Premont said that the BC government is attempting to undermine the foundation of publicly funded, not-fo ... Read on »
Patients should be at the centre of the health care system by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Re: Healing the system, Vancouver Province, Wed 02 Apr 2008, Page: A4 Dr. Day has it right; patients should be at the centre of the health care system. Unfortunately his ... Read on »
Majority U.S. Physicians support single payer national health insurance by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new survey [Annals of Internal Medicine] of US physicians has found that 59% support legislation to establish a single-payer national health insurance. A previous survey com ... Read on »
Re: Quebec opens door to more private health care by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Castonguay Commission’s report on health care in Quebec recommends a number of pro-privatization solutions, including the sale of duplicate private insurance for medically ... Read on »
More on the Castonguay report by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Re: Toronto Star: Quebec health report rings alarm for universal care, Feb. 25, A14. A clinical review may reveal that the error that happened at the Rockland MD clinic ... Read on »
The Castonguay Report by Canadian Doctors for Medicare .. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The proposal by the Castonguay Report in Québec that doctors should be allowed to work in the public and private system - and private insurance companies should cover services ... Read on »