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Alberta Politics: Guest Post: Where’s the evidence for a health care sustainability crisis in Canada?

PHOTOS: Well, that’s one way to “bend the cost curve” … premier Ralph Klein’s way. The old Calgary General Hospital begins to fall an instant after the dynamite was triggered on Oct. 4, 1998, the Klein PC Government’s approach to health care infrastructure. Within seconds, Calgary’s only downtown hospital had been reduced to rubble. Below: . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Guest Post: Where’s the evidence for a health care sustainability crisis in Canada?

OPSEU Diablogue: Hospital funding freeze, high admin costs show up in quality indicators

For all the shortfalls in Ontario’s health system, the reality is that despite having among the lowest per capita levels of funding, the province is matching if not excelling the Canadian average in many categories measured by the Canadian Institute … Continue reading →

Alberta Diary: Misleading with statistics: the Fraser Institute on health care and ‘value for money’

This just in! The latest mainstream media news straight from the Vancouver studios of the Fraser Institute, complete with no fact checking!

No sooner noted than illuminated – yesterday morning mainstream media was credulously reporting another “Fraser Factoid,” this one a report by the far-right political lobby group purporting to show Albertans get . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Misleading with statistics: the Fraser Institute on health care and ‘value for money’

Alberta Diary: Time to call out the media for uncritically reprinting ‘Fraser Facts’

Sun News Network columnist Lorne Gunter, bottom centre, listens as a Fraser Institute “senior fellow” tells a wonderful story about the benefits of private health insurance. Right wing bloviators may not be exactly as … oh, never mind! Below: The real Mr. Gunter.

Claims by the market-fundamentalist Fraser Institute widely rebroadcast by mainstream . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Time to call out the media for uncritically reprinting ‘Fraser Facts’