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Canada and America Are Both Guilty of Rationing Healthcare

Trudy Lieberman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Trudy Lieberman

Yes, we do ration healthcare in America. It's just that those affected the most are those who have the least income. In America, we have become oddly blasé about income inequality and its consequences, increasingly willing to let those without simply do without. But the mere hint that a needs -- or evidence-based -- process might be used to allocate scarce or high-priced healthcare raises an outcry from those accustomed to getting what they want, when they want it.

American Democrats, Take a Lesson From Canadian Liberals

Ward Anderson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Ward Anderson

In Canada, Liberals don't try to convince Conservatives they think alike. They try to find other Liberals and actually enforce Liberal policies. There's already a Conservative party, so why run opposite them if the goal is just to be a different version of them sans a few social issues? There's already another party doing that anyway.

Canada's Free Health Care Costs Us Good Health

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

As consumers of an amazing medical system, I see the benefits of what we have to offer. At the same time I do see the shortfalls. I often wonder if we had a system which emphasized prevention, nutrition, meditation, breathing, routine exercise, living life from a heart based existence and more -- would we have such an expensive health care system?

Private Health Insurance Will Not Fix Health Care Problems

Mark Stabile | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Stabile

There is evidence that physicians shift their time to the private system resulting in fewer publicly funded services. And there is evidence that the cases left in the public system are most complicated and costly. But there is little evidence that wait times in the public system go down.

7 MILLION AMERICANS SIGN UP

CP | Judy Lin, The Associated Press | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up...

Obamacare Site Downed By 'Technical Problem'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Government officials tell The Associated Press that President Barack Obama's health care law is on track to hit 7 million sign-ups as a r...

Bragging to America Won't Fix Canadian Health Care

Bacchus Barua | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Bacchus Barua

A recent testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee by Dr. Danielle Martin, former head of the Canadian Doctors for Medicare, has given Canadians the chance to indulge in what may be a favourite pastime -- criticizing the American health care system. While the American health care system has some important shortcomings, the same holds true for Canada's. Inordinately long wait times, medical resource shortages, and ballooning healthcare costs have become defining characteristics of healthcare in our country -- and denigrating the American approach will not fix those problems.

How Obamacare Is Courting Muslims

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

One of the most interesting movements is led by the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Interim Liaison to Muslim American and Arab American communities, Rumana A. Ahmed who has set her sights to ensure that brand awareness of Obamacare is reaching the various Muslim communities at a neighbourhood level, across the United States.

What I Learned After Waiting 10 Hours In The ER

Alex Sangha | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

I feel our health care workers and health care system is doing the best it can with the limited resources and support services they have. I am not sure what the solutions are but I feel the status quo is not working. I have been thinking about my experience in the hospital emergency room for a while. How can the system improve so the services are there in a timely and efficient manner when the people need them?

Canadian Company Behind Obamacare FIRED

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - CGI Group's role in President Barack Obama's defining political achievement is ending prematurely after the U.S. administration decided not...

Canadian Start Up Takes Aim At Medical Debt

John F. Gray | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

If being sick doesn't kill you, the medical bills might. Imagine getting better and being bankrupted for it. Facing the prospect of financially devastating medical bills is a reality many Americans know isn't going away. But a newly announced partnership between B.C. startup FundRazr and leading US provider of healthcare information Healthline.com may just save them from financial ruin.

Charles Bradley Asks 'What Is Wrong' With America's Rich?

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

The first time I call Charles Bradley, he's in a hospital taking care of his mother near her home in Brooklyn, New York. He apologizes profusely but a...

How Do We Cool Down Canada's 'Medical Hot Spots'?

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
Dr Ryan Meili

The term, health care 'super utilizers' or 'super users,' was first coined by Dr. Jeff Brenner of Camden, New Jersey to describe individuals who, despite very high levels of health intervention and expense, are still suffering from very ill health. His work also outlines the existence of 'medical hot spots' -- specific areas in a community that often incur the highest health bills.

When Important Websites Crash

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

The IT and software development companies responsible for the healthcare website are probably neck deep in trouble and pulling all-nighters to get it back up and working at an acceptable level. People think it should all work perfectly. I would be happy to debate that bugs, crashes, delays and hacks are in fact not mistakes but rather a healthy and normal part of a truly functioning technology.

Republicans Are Like Toddlers

Darlena Cunha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Darlena Cunha

Government shutdown? You can blame Obama. Sure. Many people do. There's a whole meme about it that I see daily. Thanks, Obama. You can blame the Affo...

COULD LAST WEEKS

CP | David Espo, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdo...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness... Just Don't get Sick: CARTOON

Grooch | Posted 12.01.2013 | Canada Alberta
Grooch

Watching the American political buffoonery on television yesterday, made me feel ever so lucky to be Canadian.

UNPLUGGED

CP | Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labele...

Obama Threatens To Veto GOP Plan

CP | Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass...

SHUTDOWN LOOMING

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - The White House budget office has directed federal agencies to shut down, lacking funding from Congress.More to come....

Why He Read Green Eggs And Ham In The U.S. Senate

CBC | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Politics

Republican Senator Ted Cruz confessed around 7 a.m. ET this morning that he's "a little bit tired." The Texas legislator pulled an ov...

Can This Friendship be Saved?

Christopher Sands | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngThe two best kept secrets in Washington are the degree to which Canadians have been rooting for a post-election American economic turnaround, and the extent to which that turnaround is dependent on removing the barriers to trade with the United States largest export market, Canada. Will Obama lead America there?

Romney Gate - Closing Out The World

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

As a younger woman, I stood beneath the arch on countless occasions at the height of the Cold War. It was a time when there were far fewer allied nations and as a Canadian teen I knew my closest allies were those I could reach through the arch to connect with. In 1984 the Americans were not just my neighbors, they were my family in every sense of the word. Suddenly, it's 28 years later. You find yourself in 2012 in the midst of the US election and you realize, with shock and awe that the gate is closing - not because of economics or war or terrorist threat or because a guard is standing at the border locking the gate in front of you - but in the name of blind adherence to ideology.

The Not-So-Foreign Policy Debate

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

The stage was set at Boca Raton's Lynn University. The desk dusted, chairs put in place and zingers primed and ready for volleying. Oh, and it was supposed to be about Foreign Policy. Right? Well it kind of was. Kind of. According to Romney, American grade school teachers are part of American foreign policy. Confused? Wait, there's more...

Is the Harper Government More Romney Than Obama?

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

Obama has somehow managed to come across as a socialist during this election -- a man who believes in subsidizing insurance companies, who is consistently violating international and domestic law by killing people via drones, and only recently came to the epiphany that all people should be free to choose the person they marry. More alarmingly, however, is the ease in which the Conservative base in Canada has managed to sympathize with Romney. This of course brings a very important debate to the forefront: is the Harper government much further to the right than they would like to let on? After all, it seems rather odd that Canadian Conservatives could find anything in common with the current Republican Party of today.