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For people with disabilities, prescription drug costs are often layered on top of other health-related costs. (Shutterstock)

Without pharmacare, Canadians with disabilities rationing drugs due to high prescription costs

Any pharmacare plan that aims to remove financial barriers to treatment and eliminate inequities should prioritize those who face the highest out-of-pocket drug costs, such as people with disabilities.
Although there’s evidence yoga may be helpful for some medical conditions, it can no longer be claimed under private health insurance. From shutterstock.com

Going to the naturopath or a yoga class? Your private health won’t cover it

From this week, private health insurers are unable to provide rebates for 16 natural therapies. But these changes may have unintended consequences.
When you’re admitted to a public hospital, they’ll want to know if you have private health insurance. From shutterstock.com

If you’ve got private health insurance, the choice to use it in a public hospital is your own

When you enter a public hospital, you are likely to be asked if you have private health insurance, and if you want to use it. This is what you need to consider.
Australians are spending a larger proportion of their income on health insurance as premium increases outpace wage growth. The Conversation / Shutterstock

Private health insurance premium increases explained in 14 charts

Private health insurance premiums are set to rise again. These 14 charts (well, technically 10 charts and four tables) look at some of the reasons why health insurance premiums keep going up and up.

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