Tag: medicare

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 […]

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 […]

Posted on August 8, 2016

The Price of Public Health Care Insurance In Canada: The Fraser Institute 2016 edition

Main conclusions: It is not free!  Canadians often misunderstand the true cost of our public health care system. This occurs partly because Canadians do not incur direct expenses for their use of health care, and partly because Canadians cannot readily determine the value of their contribution to public health care insurance. In 2016, the estimated […]

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 […]