June 2017

22 million more Americans would become uninsured under Senate health-care bill, CBO estimates

26/06/2017 |
The Senate health-care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared with the current law, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
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Canada 'poor performer' for high medication costs for common conditions: study

12/06/2017 | The Guardian
Canada had the second-highest medication costs for common conditions such as high blood pressure and cholesterol in 2015 compared to nine other affluent countries with universal health-care systems, suggests a new study calling for a national drug plan to lower prices. Lead author Steven Morgan, a professor at the University of British Columbia's Public School of Health, said the analysis looked at the volume and daily cost of drugs in Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Germany, New Zealand and Australia.
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