Archive for the ‘Critical Illness Insurance’ Category

Proposed drug policy changes put sick Canadians at risk, patient advocate warns

February 22, 2018

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.

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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.

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