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health care reform

Recognizing red flags early and starting appropriate treatment can mean the difference between life and death for kids in emergency care.
We should increasingly ask how much time and stress is expended by caregivers negotiating with medical and social care systems.
Health care costs the public sector about $160 billion a year in Canada, a higher per capita cost than most industrialized
Canadians have had to pay extra for care that they thought would be fully covered. Here's how complex this set of issues can be.
No matter how well we take care of ourselves, there may come a time when we experience a health scare. And while Canada's universal health care system definitely helps us in many ways, not every cost incurred by an illness or injury can be covered.
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Health care and drug coverage is often used as a political football, and coverage of medicines can make an easy and convenient target as a place to find short-term cost savings despite the need for a broader discussion on overall system reform.
Two weeks before Christmas and just as Queen's Park Legislature stops all business until February 2017, Ontario's minister of health lobbed an explosive proposal at doctors in the province. Though Ontario's physicians have been working without a contract since March 2014, the government's latest PR stunt was met with widespread fury.
Ontario needs genuine health-system reform. Instead we get the Patients First Act. Doctors are hopping mad. So we are turning our backs on those who willfully ignore our warnings and our advice. They will now stand alone as their committees waste more time and taxpayer money on a sketchy health-care "transformation."