Romanow heard it all: spend more, spend less; privatize, don't privatize

Sibbald, Barbara; Mackay, Brad; Moulton, Donalee; Pinker, Susan; Square, David; Zettle, Susan
June 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/25/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 13, p1703
Academic Journal
Discusses the outlook for privatization of the health care system in Canada. Question of how much Canada can afford to spend on health care; Public support for increased spending; Opposition to privatization from the Canadian Public Health Association and other groups; Advocacy of the National Council of Women for a dispute-resolution or -avoidance mechanism to improve federal-provincial relations.


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