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Private Highway, One-Way Street: the Deklein and Fall of Canadian Medicare


  • Evans, R.G.
  • Barer, M.L.
  • Lewis, S.
  • Rachlis, M.
  • Stoddart, G.L.


"Medicare" has two meanings for Canadians: the entire range of health care services, or only those (mainly physicians and hospitals) mandated and governed by the Canada Health Act (CHA). This paper focuses on the narrower legal meaning of Medicare, as does the recent Alberta proposal to fund CHA-mandated services delivered on an overnight stay basis in privately owned and operated facilities.

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  • Evans, R.G. & Barer, M.L. & Lewis, S. & Rachlis, M. & Stoddart, G.L., 1999. "Private Highway, One-Way Street: the Deklein and Fall of Canadian Medicare," Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 2000:3, University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research..
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:2000:3

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    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • H51 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Health


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