"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


UPDATE: It's interesting to see that the government acted by regulation and not policy here. Because, as we know, policies per se do not have the force of law. meaning that each individual case must still be looked at on it's own merits. But by changing the regulations under the Act, we don't have that lever.  Think of it more like black letter law. Which is really unfortunate.

I can't say for sure, of course, but I have a sneaking this suspicion that this might just be the end result of this. Or not.  But they certainly do sound related to me.

And although on one hand the changes might make some financial and even common sense, on the other, doesn't this mean the bottom line is that the Department won't cover any medically-related items or services that aren't covered by MSI or listed on the Pharmacare Formulary?  Whether you live in residential care or not?

Even if they happen to be a medically-prescribed seizure medication or type of insulin?

Yup, sure sounds like it to me.  Happy Belated Canada Day!

I'm just asking saying ...

For those more technically-minded, you can find the change to the Regulations here.

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