5/13/16 • By Milan Korcok
For people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, travel health insurance has usually been difficult, if not impossible, to obtain. Insurers’ eligibility requirements disqualified them even before they completed a medical application. Applicants were lumped into the same category as people with terminal illnesses or metastasized cancer or under physicians’ orders not to travel. However, given the miraculous advances in the management of HIV since the worldwide AIDS epidemic that erupted in the early 1980s, the total ban on persons infected with the […]
5/06/16 • By Milan Korcok
The current tension between the Government of Ontario and its doctors over what is or isn’t a fair “wage” is yet another chapter in a long saga documenting the political truth that when government is the paymaster, it has the right to call the tune. But the melody is wearing thin. To refresh myself on this long narrative, I revisited my own files to stories I wrote in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, for the Canadian Medical Association Journal and […]
5/02/16 • By Milan Korcok
Now that the loonie has begun its resurgence (let’s hope there’s plenty of bounce left in it), you may want to start planning for next season’s snowbird trip south. Understand, please, that I am no financial planner, nor am I particularly financially literate. So don’t put your savings on the line on the basis of my musings. However, consider that if the loonie keeps climbing to a more respectable level, you would be wise to gradually replenish your Canadian U.S.-dollar […]
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