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Changing Nature of Quebec-Canada Relations: From the 1980 Referendum to the Summit of the Canadas

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Changing Nature of Quebec-Canada Relations: From the 1980 Referendum to the Summit of the Canadas. concludes that much more than the future of medicare is at stake at the health summit. Vertical fiscal imbalance, equalization, Quebec's distinctive status, and the division of constitutional powers are all on the table, and the results of this "summit of the Canadas" will have far-reaching implications for Canadian federalism. By Thomas J. Courchene.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Health Policy Resource.


Why Competition is Essential in the Delivery of Publicly Funded Health Care Services

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Why Competition is Essential in the Delivery of Publicly Funded Health Care Services. The authors argue that the only way to stave off a financial crisis in medicare is to increase the cost-effectiveness of health care service delivery. They conclude that "the introduction of what are usually called 'market forces' is the only effective way to make the health care delivery system more efficient and its providers more productive." By Michael Kirby and Wilbert Keon.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Health Policy Resource.