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The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Senate Expenses Scandal: Harper Must Back Off And Let Justice Prevail

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Feb. 27, 2013: Has Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally awakened to the reality that Canada’s appointed Senate is indeed a scandal-ridden ”useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”? That a majority of democracy-loving Canadians don’t really find the unfolding Senatorial soap opera engulfing mostly his appointees that funny? . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Senate Expenses Scandal: Harper Must Back Off And Let Justice Prevail

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Methadone Clinic Limits Doctor’s Employment

One of Ontario’s little known private secrets is that most methadone, a staple of opiate addiction treatment, is primarily provided by for-profit clinics. Last week a doctor who works in one of these private clinics casually told me that her contract with the clinic forbade her from working for another methadone provider.

The context for . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: Methadone Clinic Limits Doctor’s Employment

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Are OHIP Fees to High? – Part 1

Ontario’s recent decisions to cut fees for doctors’ services and move more services from hospitals to community facilities, called independent health facilities (IHF), raise numerous questions about doctors incomes, fee-for-service payment and for-profit clinics.

The Ontario government is arguing that they need to cut many fees because technology has changed making it less costly for . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: Are OHIP Fees to High? – Part 1

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: The Silo Strategy –Part 1

How did the for-profit labs become the sole providers of laboratory services for all non-hospital patients in Ontario? These patients, often called community patients, usually need a lab test that is ordered by their family doctor or a nurse practitioner. In Ontario multinational corporations have achieved a feat unparalleled in any other province in Canada. . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: The Silo Strategy –Part 1