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User Fees for Health Care: Why a Bad Idea Keeps Coming Back (Or, What's Health Got to Do with It?)

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  • Evans, R.G.
  • Barer, M.L.
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    Calls for user fees in Canadian health care go back as far as the debate leading up to the establishment of Canada's national hospital insurance program in the late 1950s. Although the rationales have shifted around somewhat, some of the more consistent claims have been that user fees are necessary as a source of additional revenue for the badly underfunded system, that they are necessary to control runaway health care costs, and that they will deter unnecessary use (read abuse) of the system.

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    Paper provided by University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. in its series Centre for Health Services and Policy Research with number 95:8r.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: 1995
    Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:95:8r
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    The University of British Columbia. Health Policy Research Unit. 429-2194 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z3

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