6/14/11

Will Harper require for-profit delivery of health care for federal money?

Colleen Flood, the Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at the University of Toronto, has commented that the Conservative Harper government may require the provinces to increase for-profit health care delivery in exchange for new federal funding.  Here's her comment about the upcoming federal-provincial discussions on the Canada Health Transfer: 
"Perhaps the one thing that is new is the emphasis on private for profit delivery which we’ve been seeing. There’s some talk that that may be a condition that the feds actually put on the transfer, the condition of experimenting with private for profit delivery within the context of a public system. I don’t think that’s ever been actually discussed much."
The current Canada Health Transfer agreement with the provinces expires in March 2014.  

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