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How to Resolve Health Care Controversies

By | May 23rd, 2017|Commentary|

By DAVID ZITNER (AIMS Senior Fellow)   Ordinary citizens are stuck without the information necessary to make personal and political choices about health care.   About half of government program spending is on health care. Yet, no one knows if citizens are getting value for money or if the current approach creates more harm than good. [...]

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Platform for Nova Scotia

By | May 18th, 2017|Policy Papers|

This Spring, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS) surveyed dozens of leading minds in Nova Scotia about the province’s future. Respondents discussed their concerns about Nova Scotia, including low growth, decaying public institutions, and demographic stagnation. To reverse decline, this group proposed many original and helpful insights for public policy reform. Among the [...]

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Losing healthcare privilege

By | March 17th, 2017|Commentary|

By DAVID ZITNER (AIMS Senior Fellow) Troy Media, March 19, 2017 LocalXpress, March 22, 2017 Battlefords News-Optimist, March 24, 2017 Canadian seniors are a privileged group. The Conference Board of Canada reports that life expectancy today is 10 years longer than it was in 1961. The average Canadian can expect to live three years longer than [...]

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Embracing seniority with new vision

By | January 31st, 2017|Commentary|

By DAVID ZITNER (AIMS Senior Fellow) • Chronicle Herald, 31 January 2017 My welcome to medical care for seniors helps me understand what some people mean when they say “I’m not getting older. I’m getting better.” Science and medical innovations lead to improved function and comfort despite the influence of age on our vision, teeth, [...]

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Making a move to three-tier health care

By | December 1st, 2016|Commentary|

By DAVID ZITNER (AIMS Senior Fellow) • The Chronicle Herald, 01 December 2016 Most Canadians applaud the principles of the Canada Health Act that suggest all Canadians should have access to the comprehensive health care they need An editorial in the Nov. 1 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal recognizes, as did the Quebec [...]

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The Beacon – July 18, 2016 (Vol XXII, No. 15)

By | July 18th, 2016|Newsletters|

The Beacon - July 18, 2016 | Vol XXII, No. 15 Upcoming AIMS Events   Summer is a busy time here at AIMS. In addition to our research on important policy issues to Atlantic Canada, we are hard at work in preparing a series of upcoming speaking events. The annual AIMS Chairman's Dinner promises to be [...]

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The Beacon – July 9, 2016 (Vol XXII, No. 14)

By | July 9th, 2016|Newsletters|

The Beacon - July 9, 2016 | Vol XXII, No. 14 Pushing Pipelines   By Marco Navarro-Génie President & CEO I hope you are enjoying the summer weather in your respective corners of the region and the country. While summer is a great time to recharges our batteries, we are busy preparing and putting together the research projects [...]

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When primary care is not available

By | July 1st, 2016|Commentary|

AIMS Research Fellow David Zitner discusses the signs of frailty. As care rationing becomes a more prominent reality in the health system, patients will have to take on more knowledge and control over their own health care. He gives warning signs about frailty to help readers monitor their own function.   As government rationing of [...]

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The Beacon – May 2016 (Vol XXII, No. 13)

By | June 10th, 2016|Newsletters|

The Beacon - June 4, 2016 | Vol XXII, No. 13 Atlantic Provinces Should Join the New West Partnership   By Marco Navarro-Génie President & CEO Governments in Atlantic Canada have a vital political task: to break down all barriers, overcome all obstacles, and invalidate all irritants to interprovincial exchange. To this end, a regional free trade agreement is [...]

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The Beacon – May 2016 (Vol XXII, No. 12)

By | June 3rd, 2016|Newsletters|

The Beacon - June 4, 2016 | Vol XXII, No. 12 The Healthcare Financial Crunch   For a service as important as healthcare, it is vital that our public policies distinguish between sound, evidence-based solutions and mere fads. And where problems exist, we must find and respond to their true cause. Health policy has been on our [...]

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