Implications for patients with rare medical diseases if the Canadian Government follows through with the patented drug pricing policy review and makes changes to the current policy. Many Canadians who rely on having access to medications for rare diseases will be affected by the changes as it will make the drugs more difficult to obtain for these patients. Canada already lags behind several other countries in accessing these rare medications.
Archive for the ‘Critical Illness Insurance’ Category
Once you hit 60, it’s time to take ‘carpe diem’ seriously
December 24, 2015
While life expectancy has increased over the years, the article explains that those increased living years are not necessarily healthy living years. The odds have increased over recent years that most people over 50 will incur a critical illness of some description that will affect the way they live out their remaining years. The author explains that the rise in the risk of death or critical illness as we get older has increased significantly. The upward trend in the risk seems to be related to healthstyle choices that are being made.
Making better health choices, eating properly, exercising, may help to increase your life expectancy and may help to increase the number of years you spend in a disability-free lifestyle after retirement.
Cancer diagnosis can lead to financial crisis for some
July 17, 2014
An interesting article about the extended costs of a critical illness and what is and isn’t covered by government health care.
After two people at Conair Consumer Products Inc., were diagnosed with cancer, it didn’t take general manager Paul Sullivan long to see the benefits of critical-illness insurance.
CBC News: Cancer report details family financial hardships
November 5, 2012
Nine out of 10 Canadian families battling cancer are also battling financial debt, according to a study released Thursday.