Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

The health cost of being poor – CBC

Feb 03, 2020

Canadians pride themselves on having a health-care system for everyone. But an editorial published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) says the system is failing people with low income.

This happens in several ways, say the authors of the editorial, Dr. Andrew Boozary, executive director of health and social policy at University Health Network in Toronto, and Dr. Andreas Laupacis, CMAJ’s editor in chief.

First, publicly funded health care in Canada covers only certain services. Prescription drugs are inconsistently funded in Canada. Coverage of physiotherapy is almost non-existent. Home care coverage is inadequate. So is counselling for mental health problems.

For many Canadians, employee benefits make up the shortfall. Those with lower incomes do without simply because they can’t afford them. When they do have coverage, disadvantaged patients with limited financial resources use fewer preventive and outpatient services than those with higher incomes.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/the-health-cost-of-being-poor-1.5449683

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