Medicare

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A Brief History of the Medical Reform Group
Guyatt, Gord
Article
1995
Covers the year 1979 - 1994.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canada's top medical journal says Harper is undermining public health care
Article
2015
The current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal features an editorial written by Deputy Editor Dr. Matthew Stanbrook slamming the Harper Conservatives for weakening public health care in...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - July 1975: Volume III Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
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...
Health care monopoly
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1998
Rather than advocating the destruction of Canada's public health care system, critics should be speaking out against the government's strategy of running the system into the ground by mismanagement an...
How to Dismantle the NHS in 10 Easy Steps
El-Gingihy, Youssef
Book
2015
The story of how the British National Health Service (NHS) has been gradually converted into a market-based healthcare system over the past 25 years. This process is accelerating under the Coalition g...
Life Before Medicare: Canadian Experiences
Heeney, Helen compiler
Book
1996
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...
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...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
Saskatchewan Doctors' Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike against the introduction of medicare by Saskatchewan doctors in 1962.
Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism
Mokhiber, Russell
Article
2015
What’s the next step in the campaign for single-payer universal health care in the United States? Single Payer Now's Don Bechler says we have to hit the streets.
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.
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.
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
Article
2009
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...
User Charges, Snares and Delusions: Another Look at the Literature
Stoddart, Greg. L.; Barer, Morris L.; Evans, Robert G.
Article
Wal-Mart's Real Cost: Against The Current vol. 121
Figueroa, Meleiza
Article
2006
The long-brewing struggle between retail giant Wal-Mart and those concerned with reforming its corporate practices burst onto the mainstream consciousness of the American public this past November. An...
Wasting Away: The Undermining of Canada's Health Care System
Armstrong, Pat; Armstrong, Hugh
Book
1993
Reform has led to lower quality, diminishing employee rights, and more unpaid work for women in the home.
What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
Article
2015
The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. ...
Whose Health Care?: Challenging the Corporate Struggle to Rule Our System
Gindin, Sam; Armstrong, Hugh; Armstrong, Pat, Leys, Colin; et. al.
Article
2005
Why U.S.-Style Health Reform Does Not Work and What to Do about It
Chaufan, Claudia
Article
2015
Ending the corporate domination of healthcare is part of breaking the domination of the corporate class over our government and our lives. The task is to organize a mass movement that refuses to treat...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
To facilitate research on social and economic issues facing Canada and to promote alternatives for business and government.
Canadian Doctors for Medicare
One of the chief aims of Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) is to provide a counterpoint to organizations and interests advocating for two-tier medicine. Equally important, CDM's voice will complemen...
Canadian Health Coalition
National movement to preserve and improve the national standards of Medicare. Advocates establishing community based, just, socially and economically efficient, comprehensive, integrated health and so...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Council of Canadians
We believe that we Canadians should control our natural resources, our energy, our water, and our culture. We believe the important political and economic decisions that decide our future should be ma...
Ontario Health Coalition
The Ontario Health Coalition is a network of over 400 grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. Our primary goal is to empower the members of our constituent orga...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

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Doctors' Strike
Medical Care and Conflict in Saskatchewan
Badgley, Robin; Wolfe, Samuel
1967
First and Foremost in Community Health Centres
The Centre in Sault Ste Marie and the CHC Alternative
Lomas, Jonathan
1985
The story of Canada's first community health centre, an initiative of the United Steelworkers of America, which opened its doors in 1958.
Medical tourism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Self-medication
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Self-medication is use of a drug with therapeutic intent but without professional advice or prescription.

From the Connexions Archives

Canadian Doctors for Medicare
Website
One of the chief aims of Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) is to provide a counterpoint to organizations and interests advocating for two-tier medicine. Equally important, CDM's voice will complemen...
The Canadian Health Coalition
Organization profile published 1983
Organization
1983
Dedicated to protecting and expanding Canada's public health system for the benefit of all Canadians.