BC scores well on Conference Board health status report card

The following article compares the health status of residents in Canada, its provinces and territories, and 15 peer countries based on the following 10 report card indicators:
life expectancy, premature mortality, infant mortality, self-reported health status, mortality due to cancer, mortality due to heart disease and stroke, mortality due to respiratory disease, mortality due to diabetes, mortality due to diseases of the nervous system, and suicides.

“B.C. is the top-placing province, scoring an “A” on the health report card and ranking third overall, after Switzerland and Sweden.”

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Health – Provincial and Territorial Ranking – How Canada Performs.
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Universal Healthcare: The Affordable Dream

Universal healthcare is often presented as an idealistic goal that remains out of reach for all but the richest nations. That’s not the case, writes Amartya Sen. Click on the following link to see what is being achieved worldwide:

Universal healthcare: the affordable dream | Society | The Guardian.

“There is, thus, plenty of evidence that not only does universal healthcare powerfully enhance the health of people, its rewards go well beyond health. There is, indeed, a strong relationship between health and economic performance, and we have every reason to base public policy on a proper understanding of the nature and reach of what is clearly a positive interdependence. There is no mystery in all this given the centrality of health for better lives and for enhancing human capabilities.”