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Rethinking Pharmacare in Canada
June 13, 2013 - Jamie Daw, Michael Law and Steven Morgan


Canada’s provincial pharmacare systems have flaws not found in other developed countries that could be addressed by integrating prescription drug coverage into the broader healthcare...

Long-Term Care for the Elderly: Challenges and Policy Options
November 8, 2012 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

Innovative reforms are needed to prepare for the coming surge in demand for long-term care services from aging babyboomers, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...

Grey Zones: Emerging Issues at the Boundaries of the Canada Health Act
April 26, 2012 - Gerard W. Boychuk

Greater clarity is needed in the controversial  “grey zones” of the Canada Health Act to contribute to the quality of public debate and advance  healthcare reform, according to a new...

Better Value for Money in Healthcare: European Lessons for Canada
January 31, 2012 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

Canada’s provinces could learn from the Dutch and UK models as they seek better value for money in healthcare delivery, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Better Value...

April 15, 2011 - Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson

The cost of provincial pharmacare is set to rise precipitously, with spending on Ontario’s drug benefit plan for seniors projected to increase from about 1 percent of provincial income to a full 5...

April 6, 2011 - David A Dodge and Richard Dion

The amount Canadians spend on healthcare is set to rise rapidly over the next two decades and Canadians need to face up to tough choices to deal with this “spending disease,” according to a new C....

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
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...
Published in the Telegraph-Journal  on January 16, 2015 By: William Robson, Colin Busby, and Aaron Jacobs  Colin Busby William Robson and Aaron Jacobs are all part of the C.D. Howe Institute. New...

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