Entries by Raisa Deber

It's Time To Move On From Federal Health-Care Funding Debate

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 2:29 PM

How much should the federal government pay towards health-care costs?

Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments -- even now that the budget has been tabled and health accord agreements have been reached, one by one.

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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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