Tag: health insurance

Posted on October 6, 2016

SINGLE TIER EVOLVES INTO MULTI-TIER HEALTHCARE FOR CANADIANS Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

The promise that one tier healthcare would be the only option for Canadians has been broken. The evidence of two tier exists in a number of areas across Canada. We will not have to wait for Dr Brian Day’s trial to end in support of the private healthcare option for Canadians. Because two tier in […] Read More

Posted on August 18, 2016

CROSS BORDER SHOPPING FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

The rumour is that Canadians are purchasing about $700,000,000 of healthcare services in the US. A small percentage of the $200B spent each year on healthcare services in Canada. But the number is material and growing. Furthermore, many Canadians are buying healthcare insurance that delivers the services in the US. Best Doctors insurance in Canada […] Read More

Posted on May 22, 2015

INNOVATION IN HEALTH INSURANCE IS POSSIBLE: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Copyright: Commentary|McKinsey Quarterly How Discovery keeps innovating CEO Adrian Gore describes how the South African company has been shaking up its industry through business-model innovation and explains what helps to catalyze new ideas. May 2015 | byAdrian Gore In 1992, Adrian Gore founded Discovery with an idea for a health-insurance model that would make people […] Read More

Posted on September 19, 2014

THE HISTORY OF HEALTH INSURANCE IN CANADA AND HOW ONE PERSON’S STORY CHANGED HEALTHCARE IN CANADA:

In the 1920’s and 1930’s, the farmers got it right. They organized healthcare cooperatives to finance healthcare in their communities. There was no government involvement. This solution worked well for the community. Unfortunately, healthcare cooperatives did not scale up in Canada. In Spain, healthcare cooperatives started in the 194o’s and 1950’s. They did, however, scale […] Read More