The Costs of Constraint and Prospects for Health Care Reform in Canada

Posted: 26 Aug 2002

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Carolyn Hughes Tuohy

University of Toronto - Department of Political Science

Abstract

The sharp decline and equally sharp recovery in public health care spending in the 1990s in Canada set the stage for a broad consideration of reform options but also established hurdles to be overcome in taking action. By moving health care to the center of the federal-provincial agenda, reconfiguring the internal politics of medical and hospital groups, and heightening a public sense of the need for improvement, the legacy of the 1990s prepared the ground for reforms that would "modernize" the Canadian model. But it also yielded a degree of federal-provincial rancor and provider demands for "catch-up," which complicated the process of achieving major change.

Keywords: health insurance, uninsured, Canada

JEL Classification: I10, I11, I18

Suggested Citation

Tuohy, Carolyn Hughes, The Costs of Constraint and Prospects for Health Care Reform in Canada. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=312627

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