Entries by Noralou Roos

Too Much Health Care Can Be Harmful

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 5:00 PM

It is easy to assume that the real problem with our health care system is "not enough" -- not enough physicians, not enough MRIs, not enough money.

But a growing number of studies show that more health care is not always better and the more expensive drug or treatment...

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Why It's Worth Shopping Around for Your Pharmaceutical Drugs

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 1:53 PM

Ever wonder why we have so many pharmacies around town? It seems as if there's a new one on every other street corner these days. Some of them seem to have found all sorts of ways of making money from the unwary consumer.

Just last week I went in...

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Canadian Health Care User Fees: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

(18) Comments | Posted August 25, 2011 | 9:05 AM

Here it comes again -- an idea that surfaces regularly in Canadian health care debates and seems to hold sway with those who advocate common sense principles: user fees.

Some people think that charging patients when they use the health system would help control health care costs, ensure that people...

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Silver Tsunami to Break the Health System's Bank?

(2) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 8:00 AM

We hear over and over again that Canada's aging population threatens the financial sustainability of its health care system. And there's no denying that Canada's population is getting older -- in fact, the proportion of the population aged 65 and older will almost double during the next 20 years.

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