Canadians have had to pay extra for care that they thought would be fully covered. Here's how complex this set of issues can be.
Professeure en politique et évaluation de la santé, Faculté de médecine de l’Université de Toronto
Raisa Deber is a Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and an Expert Advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Hardly a week goes by without this thorny issue being disputed between federal and provincial governments - even now that the budget has been tabled. The simple solution is that health costs should be shared, 50-50. But this solution is far from simple and very misleading.
03/27/2017 02:29 EDT
Let's face it: most people don't want a heart transplant or a hip replaced just because they're free. So what do user fees really discourage? They discourage the frugal and the poor from getting the care they really need.
08/25/2011 09:05 EDT
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