Tag: private healthcare

Posted on January 22, 2017

SUCCESSFUL SASKATCHEWAN MRI EXPERIMENT IS SHUT DOWN

Saskatchewan was in the early stages of an experiment involving private-pay health care.  Saskatchewan is where Canadian medicare started. So it is ironic that this is where private healthcare might get its start. Faced with a backlog of people needing MRI scans, and with dwindling provincial resources as a result of a downturn in oil […] 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