Thursday, 28 August 2014

Will health care be around for the baby boomers?

-by Jennifer Derwey

As people age, health care and prescriptions can become a large part of their concerns and their monthly costs. A poll from the Canadian Medical Association shows that,
The survey of Canadians aged 45-plus shows that 78 per cent of them are worried that they will not be able to access necessary health services like homecare and long-term care in a timely fashion when they need them.
Will these fears be realized by funding cuts to health care in Canada? And if so, will it impact Canadian legislation on euthanasia if health care becomes less accessible for our aging population? 

Long term and home care are a vital part of the Canadian health care system, and access to these services must be maintained and even improved if we are going to continue to provide quality health care to Canadians. 

A ranking by the World Health Organization in 2000 placed Canada 30th in terms of their health care system, and yet Canada came 10th in expenditure per capita. 


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