Health Insurance and Canadian Public Policy

Health Insurance and Canadian Public Policy

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In Health Insurance and Canadian Public Policy, Malcolm Taylor describes the emergence of Medicare, providing an interesting window into current health care debates. He discusses the seemingly endless series of federal-provincial exchanges and negotiations involving issues of jurisdiction, cost allocations, revenue transfers, and taxing authorities as well as efforts to accommodate opposition from various special interests that would eventually evolve into a system that provided access to adequate health care for all Canadians on the basis of need, irrespective of financial circumstances.The brief of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) rejected outright the idea that the issue was aquot;insuranceaquot; or that the private sector ... technique for the budgeting of health care costs, and that the real issue was that health care should be thought of as a public service. ... plans (aquot;answerable to organized medicine and not to consumersaquot;), attacked the whole concept of means-testing, and criticized the Canbsp;...

Title:Health Insurance and Canadian Public Policy
Author:Malcolm Taylor
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1987-01-01


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