Canadians are being told that public health care financing is not sustainable, and that the solution is a shift to more private health insurance and private delivery of services. Renowned pollster Nik Nanos reviews the numbers, and Canada's pre-eminent health economist, Dr. Robert G. Evans, presents the facts and the myths.
This session took place on Parliament Hill as a morning breakfast lecture for Members of Parliament, on June 17th, 2010, and was sponsored by the CCPA and the Canadian Health Coalition.
For further material on the subject, see:
- How Sustainable is Medicare? A Closer Look at Aging, Technology and Other Cost Drivers in Canada’s Health Care System - Marc Lee
- Economic Myths and Political Realities: The Inequality Agenda and the Sustainability of Medicare - Robert G. Evans
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