Opinion: To fix Canadian health care, let’s try the Dutch model

Paramedics roll out a stretcher from the emergency department at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Toronto, on January 13, 2021.Cole Burston/The Canadian Press Ake Blomqvist is a Research Associate Professor at Carleton University and a Health Policy Scholar at the CD Howe Institute, where Rosalie Wyonch is also a Senior Policy Analyst. The pandemic has revealed … Read more

‘We’re not sure how ready we are for retirement’: We’re 60 and 61, and we don’t know how much longer we can work, have $360,000 in retirement savings and a pension

I am a 61 year old teacher in Missouri who plans to work 3-4 more years before retirement. Depending on which option my husband and I choose from the Public Schools Retirement System, we should be receiving between $5,200 and $6,000 per month for the rest of our lives. My husband is 60 and has … Read more

TIMELINE-Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug hits brakes on Medicare coverage

April 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. government health plan for people over 65 on Thursday issued its final coverage policy for Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, moving forward with an unusually strict plan that would limited to patients in clinical trials. Below are the events of the drug’s controversial and prolonged approval last June and developments … Read more

Learn More About Managed Care Insurance Hearing Aid Benefits | News, Sports, Jobs

Managed care health insurance benefits are not a new concept. A managed care company is a third-party company that the insurance company uses to help patients with specific benefits in an attempt to keep their (the insurance company’s) costs as low as possible. Managed care in the hearing aid market has become a huge factor … Read more

Federal budget includes $5.3 billion for dental coverage plan, but few details on pharmacare

Health experts have for years called on the federal government to expand health coverage to dental care, prescription drugs and a host of other expenses to help low-income Canadians, the uninsured and other vulnerable groups.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The federal government is moving forward with the largest expansion of the country’s health care system in … Read more

Quebec man stuck in Mexico with cancer after family says back pain ruled out at Canadian hospital

The family of a Quebec man stuck in Mexico is searching for answers after they say he received medical clearance to travel and then found out his cancer had returned while on vacation. Laurent Bigras and Antonieta Chavez were heading to Cancun for a getaway with their two children in early March when everything quickly … Read more

Erectile Dysfunction Drug Users Have Higher Risk of Eye Conditions, New Study Suggests

Regular users of common erectile dysfunction (ED) medications increase their risk of developing one of three serious eye conditions by as much as 85 percent, according to a recent study from the University of British Columbia. That conclusion was the result of an epidemiological study of health insurance claims from 213,000 American men, none of … Read more