OTTAWA – Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada‘s seniors population.
A new analysis, to be released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association, is urging Ottawa to provide bigger and bigger annual top-ups to the existing federal health care transfer program.
OTTAWA – Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey.
The online survey, commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada to gauge the country’s grasp and awareness of the concussion issue, found that while 97 per cent of respondents consider it an important health problem, only 51 per cent said they knew where to get information on avoiding one.
Your dentist’s treatment recommendations are based on your dental health needs, not your dental plan.
According to the 2010 Canadian Health Measures Survey, 62% of Canadians have a pre-paid dental benefits plan, but many don’t realize that such group plans are not designed to meet individual dental health needs. Dental plans are a valuable component of extended health benefits and are designed to offset the cost of dental treatment. Understanding how dental plan benefits work can help patients make informed choices in partnership with their dentist or dental specialist.
WINNIPEG – Canada’s health ministers say they are moving closer to a national pharmacare program, but questions remain over who will pay for it and how broad it will be.
After meeting with her provincial counterparts on Friday, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said different models are being considered by an advisory council led by former Ontario health minister Eric Hoskins, who spoke to the ministers.