|News Karl Nerenberg | Long-term care for the elderly is the weak sibling of Canada's health system. If we did not know that previously, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven it conclusively.|
|Columnists Bill Blaikie | Former health minister Monique Bégin worked to get her Liberal colleagues on board with the Canada Health Act in 1984. Who in today's Liberal party is pushing for national pharmacare?|
|Blog Brent Patterson | What's happening with the Liberal promise for a new health accord? The federal budget only mentions the negotiation of a new accord without commiting needed increases in health funding.|
|Blog Pete Hudson | Manitoba's home care program is publicly funded and publicly delivered. The elephant in the room in the upcoming election will be privatization.|
|Blog Doreen Nicoll | When she stated, "when everything is free, our default is to take the easy way -- and demand things we don’t really need," I knew she was living in a world vastly different from Canadians.|
|Blog Robert Chernomas, Ian Hudson | The Harper government strategy is to ignore violations of the Canada Health Act while underfunding medicare. Where then will the Canadian public be able to receive needed medical care?|
Medical transport is an essential service, and properly so -- it's time to start treating it like oneDavid J. Climenhaga | No coverage for medical transport? Alberta's NDP government should lead by example now and fix this, then work out the interprovincial agreements later.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | What are we Albertans going to do with this embarrassment of riches? Who knows?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Lacking big ideas, the conservative movement has all but conceded the "marketplace of ideas" on public health care to the Left, and moved to the courts in hopes of wrecking medicare.|
|Blog Adrienne Silnicki | Now is the time for Canadians to speak out against two-tiered health care. We must act now to strengthen public health care and stop the Americanization of our systems.|
Inquiry suggests pricey private clinics -- nudge-nudge, wink-wink -- really can engineer preferential accessDavid J. Climenhaga | We need to know who scratched whose back, and how, to get preferential Helios patients jumped up to the head of the line.
|Blog Adrienne Silnicki | This week 47 members of Parliament were met by medicare allies from across the country. People from all walks of life urged their support to protect, strengthen and extend medicare.|
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