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Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need
January 17, 2017 - Jason Sutherland and Erik Hellsten

Canada needs to break down payment silos for more effective healthcare, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We...

The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model
July 6, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

The federal government should recognize the limited success of past attempts to achieve healthcare reform with conditional transfers to the provinces and instead focus more on independent...

Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for Healthcare in 2016
January 20, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

Canadian governments must rethink healthcare on five areas of national priority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for...

Feasible Pharmacare in the Federation: A Proposal to Break the Gridlock
October 21, 2015 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

An expanded federal role in financing pharmacare would set the stage for wider coverage and greater cooperation in drug pricing, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Feasible...

Should Public Drug Plans be Based on Age or Income?
December 3, 2014 - Colin Busby and Jonathan Pedde

Provinces with age-based drug coverage should switch to income-based plans to head off serious financial pressure over the next few decades, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “...

Paying for the Boomers: Long-Term Care and Intergenerational Equity
September 17, 2014 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

Provincial governments should not expand public healthcare to cover the growing costs of long-term care (LTC), according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Paying for the Boomers: Long-Term...

Breaking Down Canada’s Health-Care Silos: More Money Isn’t the Answer: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Since December, Canadians have been treated to the spectacle of provincial and territorial health ministers squabbling with their federal counterparts for more health-care dollars. As they argue over...
Bill Robson - Fairer Taxation of Canadians’ Medical Expenses
Intelligence Memos
To: Canada’s Minister of Finance From: Bill Robson Date: January 23, 2017 Re: Fairer Taxation of Canadians’ Medical Expenses Your government is reviewing many aspects of Canada’s tax system,...
Will money make or break a new health accord?: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
The joint federal/provincial statement coming out of the Vancouver meeting of health ministers is encouraging in several ways. It suggests a more co-operative and pragmatic approach to health policy...

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