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What?s in, What?s out of Publicly Funded Health Care?

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What?s in, What?s out of Publicly Funded Health Care?. This working paper series examines how decisions are made about what is in and out of publicly funded medicare and asked whether these decision-making processes should be reformed. The series includes:
* The Boundaries of Medicare: The Role of Ontario's Physician Services Review Committee by Colleen M. Flood and Joanna Erdman
* The Physician Services Committee: The Relationship between the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care By Tom Archibald and Colleen M. Flood
* Development of a Taxonomy for Health Care Decision-Making in Canada by Peter C. Coyte
* The Boundaries of Canadian Medicare: The Role of Medical Directors and Public Participation in Decision Making by Mona Awad, Julia Abelson, and Colleen M. Flood
* What is In and Out of Medicare? Who Decides? by Colleen M. Flood, Carolyn Tuohy, and Mark Stabile.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Health Policy Resource.


Vertical Fiscal Imbalance: Myth or Reality?

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Vertical Fiscal Imbalance: Myth or Reality? is a chapter by Harvey Lazar, France St-Hilaire and Jean-François Tremblay from a forthcoming book entitled Money, Politics and Health Care: Reconstructing the Federal-Provincial Partnership, to be co-published with the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen?s University. The issue of fiscal imbalance and the fate of promised federal health transfers are high on the Canadian political agenda.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Health Policy Resource.


Medicare as a Moral Enterprise: The Romanow and Kirby Perspectives

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Medicare as a Moral Enterprise: The Romanow and Kirby Perspectives. Thomas J. Courchene is critical of the Romanow Report?s four underlying principles, which the Report suggests uphold ?Canadian values.? Courchene argues that these values ?fall well short of a blueprint? for a successful transition of Canada?s health care into the 21st century. And, he concludes that the Senate Committee Report (Kirby) has greater potential to transform medicare into ?one of the leading-edge economic sectors for employment, innovation, research and exports,? and in the process, this will generate state-of-the-art health care.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Health Policy Resource.


Genome Diplomacy: Canada's Crucial Role

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Genome Diplomacy: Canada's Crucial Role. The most recent developments in science and technology, in genomics and related biotechnology in particular, hold the promise of significantly improving the health of nations as well as their wealth. Unfortunately, their potential also gives rise to struggles to control them, and there is a real risk, warn the authors, of creating another technological divide that would benefit only the most developed countries. For both ethical and self-interested motives, Canada should take the lead to ensure developing countries also benefit from this scientific revolution. ?By continuing along the path set by visionary leaders of the past, Canada could well become the world?s premier genome diplomat,? they say. By building on its assets, and by linking its foreign policy to its domestic science and technology innovation agenda, Canada could position itself as a serious international player in genomics to help address global health inequities, while reinforcing its weakened role in world affairs and benefiting economically from a market of 6 billion consumers. By Abdallah S. Daar, Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Peter A. Singer.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Health Policy Resource.