tiles representing different healthcare specialities
Social justice

Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege?

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Is access to healthcare a right that should be shared by all people regardless of socioeconomic status?  Or is it a privilege that belongs to those who can afford to pay? Growing up in Canada, all I ever knew was a public healthcare system.  There is no charge to see a doctor… Continue reading Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege?

U.S. government message: Pre-existing condition? Don't worry, you're covered.
Mental health, Social justice

I Have a Pre-Existing Condition

As a Canadian, the fact that I have a pre-existing health condition doesn't affect my ability to access basic healthcare. Our health care system certainly isn't perfect, but our publicly funded system costs a heck of a lot less than the privatized system in the United States.  Unfortunately, things look like they could get a… Continue reading I Have a Pre-Existing Condition

stack of bills and coins
Mental health

Why Funding Community Mental Health Care Matters

When it comes to mental health care, or health care in general for that matter, a simple fact is that the sicker people get, the more it costs to treat them.  Sicker people need more acute services, and they need to continue accessing those services for longer amounts of time.  Acute care services are extremely… Continue reading Why Funding Community Mental Health Care Matters