Health Care Costs

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An African Village Two decades of change in an African Village: New Internationalist May 2006 - #389
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look at the lives of people living in African villages and how things have improved.
A Brief History of the Medical Reform Group
Guyatt, Gord
Article
1995
Covers the year 1979 - 1994.
Health Care Around the World
Shah, Anup
Article
2009
Overview of the various ways health services are provided around the world, as well as accompanying issues and challenges. Topics include health as a human right, universal health care, and primary he...
The Health Care Crisis and Kerry-Bush: Against The Current vol. 111
Fisk, Milton
Article
2004
A permanent crisis has plagued American health care since 1981. It began with Ronald Reagan, whose tax cuts led to cuts in Medicaid as well as more stringent eligibility rules. The crisis has contin...
HealthSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
The Massachusetts Plan: "Universal Coverage"?: Against The Current vol. 124
Cohen, David; Atkins, Judy
Article
2006
On April 12, 2006 Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney signed legislation that is being touted nationally as the model for providing health care for all people. The goal of the legislation is to provide...
Medicare Myths and Realities
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
The National Health Program Book: A Source Guide for Advocates
Himmelstein, David, & Woolhandler, Steffie
Book
1994
Facts, statistics, and myth-debunking about the Canadian health insurance system and about competing proposals for reform of the U.S. health care system. Part I covers the Economic Context of the Hea...
The No-Nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS
Usdin, Shereen
Book
2003
This book gives an overview of the origins of HIV, the ways in which it spreads, the profits made by drug companies, women's special vulnerability and the positive action being taken by people and com...
No Strikes in Canada over health care
Article
1990
The health care systems in Canada and the U.S. are very different, leading to different approaches to disagreements, and significantly different outcomes.
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
Privatization by Stealth: Canadian Health Care in Crisis: Against The Current vol. 85
Fisk, Milton
Article
2000
The recent growth of obstacles to getting health care here in the United States has led to a renewed interest in Canada's system of universal access, called Medicare. Premium inflation has accelerated...
The Real Pushers: A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Drug Industry
Lexchin, Joel
Book
1984
A comprehensive analysis of the pharmaceutical drug industry in Canada.
Strike Lessons from the Last Twenty-Five Years: Walking Out and Winning: Against The Current vol. 124
Early, Steve
Article
2006
Labor's strike effectiveness and organizational strength have long been connected. Throughout history, work stoppages have been used for economic and political purposes, to alter the balance of power ...
Strong Medicine: How to Save Canada's Health Care System
Rachlis, Michael; Kushner, Carol
Book
1994
The authors make comparisons of health care between the United States and Canada and argue that changes must be made to Canada's health care system so services can be accessible to the public.
Take Care: Warning Signals for Canada's Health System
Armstrong, Hugh, Armstrong, Pat, Choiniere, Jacqueline, Feldberg, Gina, White, Jerry
Book
1994
"Examines the modern Canadian health care system and exposes the impact of neo-conservative and market-oriented policies, showing the effect these have on patients and caregivers, particularly women. ...
Ten Health Care Myths
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1995
Medicare's opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
User Charges, Snares and Delusions: Another Look at the Literature
Stoddart, Greg. L.; Barer, Morris L.; Evans, Robert G.
Article
The Waiting Room
Nicks, Peter
Film/Video
2012
The film watches a Californian hospital for a full day, observing what patients and staff go through as they deal with the over-crowded, under-funded US health care system.

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Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...

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Global Health Care Systems
A perspective on issues, practices and trends among OECD nations
Khemani, Ashim; Carlyle, Robert
2009
Provides a comprehensive look at the issues, practices and trends that make up the health care systems among the highly developed, industrialized countries of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation...

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National Council Against Health Fraud
Website
Focusing on health misinformation, fraud, and quackery as public health problems. Our positions are based upon the principles of science that underlie consumer protection law. We advocate: (a) adequat...