Posts Tagged ‘insurance’

Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians

Feb. 19, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Private insurance premiums are Canadians’ single largest out-of-pocket health expense, averaging $1,200 a year per affected household, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

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Unemployed Americans face greater risk of mortality: UBC study

Jun. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Employment policy is also health policy according to a University of British Columbia study that found that workers experienced higher mortality rates if they didn’t have access to social protections like employment insurance and unemployment benefits.

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Little progress on reducing pharmacare coverage disparities over past decade: UBC research

Oct. 5, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Changes to provincial drug plans over the past decade did little to address the wide disparities among provinces in prescription drug coverage, according to an analysis by University of British Columbia researchers.

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