Understanding the Political Economy of the Evolution and Future of Single-Payer Public Health Insurance in Canada (Technical Paper)

The School of Public Policy Publications, February 2010

29 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2017

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J. C. Herbert Emery

University of Calgary - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 9, 2010

Abstract

Surprisingly little attention has been paid to how we pay for health care affects how much we spend on health care. In this paper, the author discusses how non-contributory finance and effective subsidization of public health care spending with federal cost sharing crowded out demand for private insurance as voters opted for high levels of public health spending.

Suggested Citation

Emery, J. C. Herbert, Understanding the Political Economy of the Evolution and Future of Single-Payer Public Health Insurance in Canada (Technical Paper) (February 9, 2010). The School of Public Policy Publications, February 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3068068

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