September 28, 2008

China's full moon rising on private health care

China to actively encourage private investment in health care - official

BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) - The government will actively encourage private investment in the health care industry as it looks to provide equal access to medical care nationwide, said Wang Jun, vice minister at the ministry of finance.

Speaking at a forum in Beijing, Wang said China has made great progress in improving the scope and quality of health care, but he added there are still structural and institutional constraints to the development of the sector.

Wang said the government would actively readjust the structure of the industry, including bolstering cooperation between public and private partners.

'Strengthening cooperation between public and private partners is one of the most effective means of improving the overall development of health care,' Wang said.

'The Chinese government will actively encourage private capital to enter the health care industry. We need to introduce market-oriented mechanisms in the provision of health care which would be conducive to the improvement of health care resources and better meet the diverse needs of the general public,' he added.

Preferential tax policies would help ensure everyone had equal access to health care, Wang said, without elaborating.

But he noted that rural health care lagged other areas and there is a 'huge gap' between government spending and the 'ever increasing demand from the general public for health care.'

'A lot of private capital is not being utilised effectively yet, and a diversified health care provision system is not yet in place, ' Wang said.

He added that a team assembled to plan the reform would use international experience and push for more expenditure in the sector and a greater emphasis on rural health.

September 26, 2008

Last time I checked Canada was a democracy

Let’s keep things the way they were in the 1950’s they were so perfect back then

By Melvin J. Howard

In an answer to discussions coming from the far, far left in Canada. There was one Provincial Government that was not a hypocrite it was the Klein Government. In 2001 we were to establish the first EBT center in Canada I had a sit down with the Klein Government without going into detail of who attended. Not only was I impressed with the hands on approach of which they took our proposal. Unlike other politicians I met in Canada in the past this group were glad to have us. I got the feeling they genuinely cared about the project. So after putting a deposit and ordering the machine starting renovations on the site

Guess what this time it was not the Provincial Government that stopped us. It was the constant going back and forth with the Federal Government in the media. Saying they are going to punish Alberta if they keep expanding private involvement in health care. Needless to say nothing came of it to add insult to injury the EBT Scanner got held up at the border by Revenue Canada asking for payment of duties and GST of $300,000.00. So I had to get on the phone and go over with them according to their own playbook. This is medical technology it should be zero rated. Since most of the medical technology I dealt with has never been in Canada they did not know how to classify it. Only after being on the phone for an hour and a half they agreed and let the technology proceed across the border. So after all said and done I have got a machine that weighs a couple of tons sitting idle costing me money. While the Federal and Provincial Government play tag and I am it holding the bag. So if you think I am a little disturbed by the left wing chatter you would be correct I have not even began to get into details yet. The last time I checked Canada was a democracy usually people in a democracy get to have choices why not Canadians they deserve it!

September 25, 2008

Does Canada Have Two Sides Of Health Care Yes

Is it just I or does thou protest to much

By Melvin J. Howard

There are many aspects of a theory and argument the argument I am making in my NAFTA claim is this. Don’t be a hypocrite in a letter of intent from Vancouver General Hospital dated June 23, 1997 we were to add the first Gamma Knife technology in Canada to the hospital. After spending over $200,000 to do preliminary work including flying a technician from the Gamma knife offices to do the inspection of the proposed site. In addition to training a physician on the technology. The hospital reneged on their agreement. The Province well aware of the negotiations gave a green light only when it came out in public they pretended not to know anything. My lawyer at the time sent a letter of pending litigation for breach. I will not say why I dropped the litigation other then some favours being called in. My point is this profiteer I am not. Not by a long shot anyone who knows me will tell you health care is my life and passion I have the battle scars to prove it. This is not my first rodeo I have been doing this for a long time. On behalf of my investors which includes a crosscut of companies, individual, physicians, lawyers, accountants and vendors. Its time I take a stand for what I and my stakeholders already know for a long time coming and I will prove that very shortly.

September 21, 2008

Bi-Polar its not what you think

Famous PEOPLE WHO have Manic Depressive Disorder...Or Known as Bi-Polar

Buzz Aldrin, astronaut
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Hans Christian Andersen, writer
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Arthur Benson, writer
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William Blake (1757-1827), poet
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), general
Tadeusz Borowski
Art Buchwald, writer, humorist
Tim Burton, artist, movie director
Robert Campeau, financier (Canada)
Drew Carey, actor
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Dick Cavett, writer, media personality
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Agatha Christie, mystery writer
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Garnet Coleman, legislator (Texas)
Francis Ford Coppola, director
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Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
Forward the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns' he said.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Jack London, author
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Muffin Spencer-Devlin, athlete (pro golf)
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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), US President
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Not so famous People

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September 20, 2008

David And Goliath

Well thats one Canadian reporters analogy of my Trade dispute with the Government of Canada. Well you know what happened in that story I really don't mind being the underdog. One thing my old football coach use to tell me is keep your head down and focus on the goal and drive the football home no matter what obstacles get in your way.

September 19, 2008

Centurion asks the World Trade Organization to weigh in on Trade Dispute with Canada

Health Care and World Trade

By Melvin J. Howard

Geneva Switzerland is one of my favourite places in the world. Taking a scenic white table cloth train ride in the country side is a breathtaking event. Now Switzerland has another point of interest for me it is where the World Trade Organization is located. I am calling on the WTO to wade in on our Trade dispute with Canada. In arguing to keep health care off the table Canada claims to have exemptions on their public health care system. At the same time they demand the right to export their own health care services and not allowing any imports is that sending a message of double standard? I think so Canada has registered health insurance at the World Trade Organization as a financial service. If that is so my US insurance partners should be able to enter this market as well. Services such as labs, food services, janitorial services, accounting, data processing, telecommunications, hospital administration in the form of management consulting, and pharmacare. All are being done on a private basis. Private companies are already in the health business in Canada which further weakens the government's position on medicare. The World Trade Organization allows governments to exempt any service provided "in the exercise of government authority," as long as such services are not also available commercially. In other words, if a service is exclusively provided by the government, It is exempt. But if that service is provided through a mix of both Government and private interests, it is open to the full force of the World Trade Organization and NAFTA. Health care is such a service. A lot of the health care system in Canada is, in fact, privately run. Doctors' offices operate as private businesses. So do the labs in many hospitals, after-hours clinics, dental offices, homecare providers and nursing homes. Even the hospitals themselves are often private, non-profit corporations. This is a mix system, and therefore subject to The World Trade Tribunal.

September 05, 2008


Centurion to restructure as a investment trust under its new name Centurion Health Corporation Trust

General Investment:

The Trust’s investment objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation by Guidelines investing primarily in securities of Healthcare Companies. Under normal market conditions, the Trust expects to invest at least 80% of its net assets in securities of Healthcare Companies. This policy may not be changed without 60 days’ prior notice to Shareholders. The Trust will not have less than 25% of its net assets invested in Healthcare Companies. A company will be deemed to be a Healthcare Company if, at the time the Trust makes an investment in the company, 50% or more of such company’s sales, earnings or assets arise from or are dedicated to healthcare products or services or medical technology activities. The Trust may also invest in companies that do not satisfy the above criteria but that are expected by the Investment Adviser to have 25% or more of sales, earnings or assets arising from or dedicated to such activities. Investments in those types of companies will not exceed 20% of the Trust’s net assets at the time of investment. The Investment Adviser determines, in its discretion, whether a company is a Healthcare Company. The Trust may also invest up to 20% of its net assets in the securities of foreign issuers, expected to be located primarily in Western Europe, Canada and Japan, and securities of United States (‘‘U.S.’’) issuers traded in foreign markets (‘‘Foreign Securities’’

Centurion will issue a Prospectus the Prospectus will set forth concisely the information about the Trust that you should know before investing,including information about risks. You should read the Prospectus and retain it for future reference this will be for all existing and new shareholders.