Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Can we avoid a sick fiscal future?”

The alarm bells are sounding across Canada about the sustainability of our universal health care system. But these alarms have been ringing for two decades. What happens? Very little, another study. The warnings are like car alarms – people just … Continue reading

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The per person cost of health care

When we talk about health care costs we talk billions. A billion is a meaningless number to most people. It’s hard enough for many people to imagine what a million is. In Nova Scotia our annual health care budget is … Continue reading

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Are health care taxes in our future?

There’s sadly interesting news out of Quebec. The new government has had to break a key election promise to abolish the province’s Health Tax. I hadn’t realized that Quebeckers paid an additional tax for health care. But they do. Each … Continue reading

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Can you believe it: we have unemployed doctors!?!

In case you missed it, listen and get everyone you know to listen, to the episode of White Coat, Black Arts which aired on CBC Radio, October 1st: http://www.cbc.ca/whitecoat/blog/2012/09/27/unemployed-doctors/ Doctor Goldman finds we’re training doctors in the wrong disciplines and … Continue reading

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