The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
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Opponents of the right to medically assisted death have been active at the provincial level. In Ontario, their efforts have taken the form of a new variation on an old theme: conscientious objection.
In an age when the rich demand a fast lane to the front of every line, it will require resolve and determination to preserve our medicare system.
There's plenty of work to be done to ensure Alberta's health-care system serves the public interest, but another systemic reorganization won't get us there.
Jane Philpott, a serious conscientious minister, made a small mistake, has repeatedly acknowledged it, and just wants to get back to her files. How about we let her try?
Today, the Council of Canadians dropped banners off overpasses in Toronto and set up a pirate radio station for commuters to learn about the 200,000 Ontarians without access to public health care.
There should be better access to palliative care for people in their final days, but some will want to end the inevitable progress of a disease or condition. We should respect that decision.
Demonstrations and fundraising continues in Quebec City to save the Cooperative de solidarité SABSA from closing its doors due to lack of funding.
Ontario hospitals have cut 1,440 RN positions, or the equivalent of three RN positions per day since the beginning of 2015.
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.