The United States, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in world history, is also number one in COVID-19 infections and deaths.
Federal and most provincial governments continue to deny many thousands of citizens the basic preventive and protective health services that are standard practice in most other advanced nations.
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Public health care is threatened in all provinces, and especially in Alberta. Sandra Azocar talks about the work of Friends of Medicare to defend public health care in Alberta.
Many Canadians perceive our system to be more socialized than it actually is, because they think of health care only as doctors' visits and hospitalization.
After 75 years of debate, with health-care costs spiraling out of control and the quality of medical care falling short of that in single-payer countries, the time is right for Medicare-for-all.
The Liberals are promising pharmacare but not a universal program. Let's look to the wisdom of medicare founders T.C. Douglas and Emmett Hall on how to proceed.
While nurses defend public health care, doctors have long promoted a capitalist model of medicine that maximizes their wealth and power.
Medicare originated at the provincial, not federal level -- in Saskatchewan. So could the extension of public health care to include prescription drugs, and even dental and vision coverage.
We need to open the airwaves to include a diversity of voices, including those who are advocating for single-payer health care.
As Trumpcare versus Obamacare dominates the cable news, the unreported movement for single-payer health care grows. As with all great shifts in history, when the people lead, the leaders follow.