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The Canadian Progressive: TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada, government admits

A Trudeau government official recently admitted that TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada. According to the official, it’s “correct” to suggest that the two trade deals “will likely increase the costs of drugs in Canada and we … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada, government admits

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in keynote NDP Convention speech

Former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis sharply criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on key Canadian policy issues during an electrifying address to the New Democrats’ 2016 convention in Edmonton. The post Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in key… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in keynote NDP Convention speech

Michal Rozworski: Will Sanders’ rise be felt in Canada?

Co-written with Derrick O’Keefe and originally published at Ricochet. Even if he’s really only offering a pragmatic form of social democracy, Sanders has created a political space in the mainstream left that’s sorely missing in Canada. His insurgent campaign for the Democratic Party nomination has put inequality and systemic injustice front and centre in the […] . . . → Read More: Michal Rozworski: Will Sanders’ rise be felt in Canada?

Things Are Good: Pets Can Improve Patient Care

Having pets around is already a pretty fun idea, and now it can also be healthy idea! It’s known that pets can help kids by lowering the chances of them developing allergies, particularly if the pets are allowed outdoors (be careful with letting cats outside though since they kill millions of birds needlessly). Now research […]

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Larry Hubich's Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

In 2009, Brad Wall said he would never allow someone “to use a bulging wallet to jump the queue.” Now his government is doing exactly that. – CUPE Health Care Council – Saskatchewan

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Larry Hubich's Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

In 2009, Brad Wall said he would never allow someone “to use a bulging wallet to jump the queue.” Now his government is doing exactly that. – CUPE Health Care Council – Saskatchewan . . . → Read More: Larry Hubich’s Blog: For Profit Health Care and queue jumping for the wealthy

Things Are Good: Cuba Creates Great Doctors

Cuba is a beautiful country filled with nice people. Many of those people are educated doctors who go around the world saving lives for free, and they do the same at home. Al Jazeera has a nice long piece looking into the quality and motivations behind these great Cuban doctors. Spoiler: it’s not about money, . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Cuba Creates Great Doctors

Dead Wild Roses: The Anti-Vaccination Position – Chickens be comin’ home to roost all over this…

Vaccination is one of those medical topics in which people tend to lose their shit. As it happens, you can also risk losing your children if you decide to embrace the foolishness that is the anti-vax movement. Here is a story of a mother’s close encounter with easily preventable childhood diseases.

Learning the Hard . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Anti-Vaccination Position – Chickens be comin’ home to roost all over this…

The Canadian Progressive: Alabama: A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits

Southeast Alabama Medical Center, a public hospital in rural Alabama, forces poor patients to surrender their legal protections before they can receive treatment, clearing the way for the facility to seize funds from their pay or bank accounts to cover medical debts.

The post Alabama: A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits appeared . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Alabama: A Public Hospital Serves the Poor — with Lawsuits

Larry Hubich's Blog: Project:Community – We can do more, together

Larry Hubich's Blog: Project:Community – We can do more, together

Progressive Proselytizing: Government’s dominant role: redistributing wealth

The dominant effect of government on society is to redistribute wealth from the richer members of society to the poorer. One can support or oppose this idea, but as a simply descriptive point about what the effect of governments are, this is by far the dominant one. We live in a capitalist society that has . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Government’s dominant role: redistributing wealth

Progressive Proselytizing: Government’s dominant role: redistributing wealth

The dominant effect of government on society is to redistribute wealth from the richer members of society to the poorer. One can support or oppose this idea, but as a simply descriptive point about what the effect of governments are, this is by far the… . . . → Read More: Progressive Proselytizing: Government’s dominant role: redistributing wealth

Larry Hubich's Blog: The Water

Larry Hubich's Blog: The Water

atypicalalbertan.ca: What’s the Status of the PC’s 2012 Mandate

 

So, you’re a former capital region mayor, who was popular as mayor, has good progressive credentials and now finds themselves on the inside of provincial government. You might be looking in the mirror today, thinking about the health portfolio and wondering how the world unfolded to put you where you are today. If this . . . → Read More: atypicalalbertan.ca: What’s the Status of the PC’s 2012 Mandate

Maple-Flavoured Politics: Taxes = Healthcare

I’m on vacation in Copenhagen and I will also be spending some time in Stockholm before returning home, which explains the dearth of posts here. When attempting to cross a street in Copenhagen, I was stopped at the intersection by a long parade of bicycles that filled half the street fairly densely. With the aid . . . → Read More: Maple-Flavoured Politics: Taxes = Healthcare

Melissa Fong: Xenophobics out to get Chinese-language Acupuncturists AKA Idiots volunteering to be discriminatory, racist idiots

  Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that Canadians have the PRIVILEGE of using as an alternative medicine. But some idiots who VOLUNTEER to see an acupuncturist wants to enforce […]

ParliamANT Hill: Baby born into mom’s pAnt leg during roadside delivery

Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/baby-born-into-mom-s-pant-leg-during-roadside-delivery-1.2465900   and  http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/chip-wilson-lululemon-founder-steps-down-1.2457958

LeDaro: Senator Ted Cruz gone crazy

He is one of those tea-baggers. He spoke for 23 hours in the U.S senate to block Obamacare. Amongst developed world U.S has about the worst healthcare system. The Obamacare gives some hope although it failed to legislate public healthcare. But this Crazy Cruz wants no changes. Even his own Republican colleagues are opposed to . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Senator Ted Cruz gone crazy

LeDaro: American Healthcare and inequality

If you’re employed and especially if you’re rich then you can get all kinds of healthcare services. If an employed and rich person’s kidney, lungs or heart fail, a new organ will be available so that you can live on and maybe live a long life. However, if you’re unemployed and poor and you have . . . → Read More: LeDaro: American Healthcare and inequality

The Sixth Estate: Why Bacteria Are Smarter Than Drug Companies, Part 2

This post is part 2 of a series on science, politics, and the future. You can also check out Part 1: “Science Denialism and the Future of Humanity.”

More or less on a weekly basis, every serious news outlet delivers a new report about antibiotic resistance. This week’s pertains to a hospital in Windsor. Within . . . → Read More: The Sixth Estate: Why Bacteria Are Smarter Than Drug Companies, Part 2

Dead Wild Roses: Memo to US christian Colleges and Business – Stop Trying to Break the Law

The christian majority continues to whinge about being oppressed. Tough beans theocrats – the law, for once, has women’s back on this issue. So when you see the christian whinge starting as illustrated below, you also have the answer to their false claim of being persecuted.

Whinge: How does forcing employers to give out abortifacients . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Memo to US christian Colleges and Business – Stop Trying to Break the Law

The Sixth Estate: Mike Duffy’s Supposed New Reason for Residence Fraud: Healthcare Freeloading

Jane Taber of the Globe & Mail has acquired from an anonymous sourcea new explanation for why Senator Mike Duffy has an Ontario health card and doesn’t pay resident taxes in PEI, even though he claims that his primary residence is in Cavendish and he is compensated to the tune of tens of thousands of . . . → Read More: The Sixth Estate: Mike Duffy’s Supposed New Reason for Residence Fraud: Healthcare Freeloading

The Sixth Estate: Why I Want to “Reopen the Abortion Debate”: Sixth Estate Responds to Critics

Since I’ve received several complaints via email and ended up tussling in the comments section with none other than one of Canada’s foremost feminist bloggers, I thought it might be useful to respond in detail to the complaints from a number of people who’ve suggested that Friday’s rant saying it was “time to reopen the . . . → Read More: The Sixth Estate: Why I Want to “Reopen the Abortion Debate”: Sixth Estate Responds to Critics