The Surprising Costs of Medical Care
Yes, we have socialized medicine here in Canada (and are grateful for it)! But if you or someone you love needs to travel somewhere for treatment, or medical supplies that aren’t covered (like osotomy bags), or drugs that might cost $2,400 in one visit to the pharmacy or $0 in the next… you might be surprised at the financial and emotional toll it can take on you.
Because Money is one of only a handful of ad-free financial podcasts in Canada, and we want to stay that way. You can support our ad-free conversations and become a member of our private Slack community for as little as $10 per month through Patreon.
You can also support the show by sharing it with your friends, rating us on iTunes, or having real conversations of your own.
- 4:18 – Getting “comfortable” with uncertainty
- 6:08 – Bedside manner matters – in medicine and in finance (and not just for the practitioners)
- 13:48 – The unexpected cost of healthcare: A very … vivid picture of the function and cost of the ostomy bag
- 22:13 – Should you get extended health coverage?