Imagine living with severe back pain and being told by Canada’s health care system that it would take at least two years before you could receive surgery. That’s what Canadian patient John Massing faced.
Category: Health Care
Should you be allowed to use your own money to try to improve your health?
A quarter century ago, it was a controversial decision for the Alberta government to say “yes” to that question when it came to allowing private MRI scans.
With Christmas just around the corner, SecondStreet.org, a new Canadian think tank, released a report that examines which provinces allow Canadians to purchase a private MRI scan for themselves or for a loved one.
Recently, SecondStreet.org spoke with Christina Sanford, a nurse from Nova Scotia who had no choice but to travel to Mexico for back surgery.
As part of our medical tourism research, SecondStreet.org sat down with Rick Baker, founder of Timely Medical Alternatives.
Tracy Skinner struggled with back pain for 13 years. The surgery she received in Calgary didn’t work and the government told her there was nothing they could do … “here’s more painkillers.”
Thankfully for Tracy, she found treatment in Tijuana, Mexico.
Alberta patient Danny Hozack describes the excellent service he received when he suffered from a retina tear on Christmas eve.
Janet Walker, a former nurse and adjunct professor, sat down with SecondStreet.org to discuss her research into what some Canadian patients experienced while they waited for health care.
Bruce MacDonald credits a private clinic with saving his life. Now the B.C. government is effectively trying to shut down clinics like the one that helped Bruce.
SecondStreet.org sat down with Jenny MacKenzie to discuss her troubles on a waiting list in B.C.