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The Ranting Canadian: Canadian provinces cooperate in order to save money

Canadian provinces cooperate in order to save money:

Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers have worked out a deal to buy six generic drugs in bulk, which will save us an estimated $100 million.

Imagine that, politicians from across the country working together for the common good! In today’s divided and dysfunctional . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Canadian provinces cooperate in order to save money

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Five Tips for Surviving Caregiving

A few weeks ago, I travelled to Vancouver to address a family association and also to give a talk about how we use Tyze Personal Networks to coordinate Nick’s care.  I’ve written extensively on Tyze before, but for the uninitiated, Tyze is a softw… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Five Tips for Surviving Caregiving

Impolitical: Kenney’s bogus stats on refugee health care

Jason Kenney has come out with some stats on refugee claimants from ‘safe’ countries and the cost of their using Canadian health care. They will likely come off as sounding high and will serve the political purpose of getting the usual base riled up, but they need to be considered more carefully. Here is what . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Kenney’s bogus stats on refugee health care

Impolitical: Tweet of the day, etc.

If you’re coming to Canada to escape Obamacare, I feel bad for you son. We’ve got 99 problems but a lack of socialized medicine ain’t one.

— Jason Sweeney (@sween) June 28, 2012

Source of the fun that has gotten attention north of the border.

Other links of note:

The decision.

A good . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Tweet of the day, etc.

Impolitical: Refugee health care protest actions

Cuts to the Interim Federal Health program kick in this weekend yet protests will be ongoing. The doctors who are leading the opposition to the cuts, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, are going to collect data on refugees who are affected and tell the stories that they hear by sharing them through media “and with . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Refugee health care protest actions

Impolitical: Day of action on refugee health care

There are demonstrations happening across the country today organized by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care. On Monday, June 18th, 2012 in cities across the country physicians and other health care workers opposed to cutting health services for refugees will be participating in a day of action. To find out about a demonstration or event . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Day of action on refugee health care

Impolitical: Not our Canada

Here are some excerpts from yesterday’s coverage of doctors across the country protesting refugee health care cuts. The doctors say it all. This is an incredibly indecent, uncaring and maddening development we are witnessing: Costs won’t be the only thing that spikes after the cuts are made, according to Tyndall, who says disease rates will . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Not our Canada

Those Emergency Blues: The Insanity of It All

Warning: my semi-annual politicalish post. When I read this, I admit I gawped:

$26,659: Our 2011 Medical Expenses

Yes, you read that right. And we had insurance coverage for everyone last year, including daughter, 16, and my son who is 23 years old. Let me break it down for you:

Insurance Premiums……………..$14,179.04 . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: The Insanity of It All