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Canada Health Act? Or Canada Health Inaction?

Technical Paper by CCPA

This brief report is a technical paper prepared to accompany the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ (CCPA) Alternative Federal Budget 2003.

In this report, the CCPA argues the federal government has both a legal and moral responsibility to act as the guardian of public health care. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives contend it is time for the federal government to get back in the health care game with increased funding. Equally, it contends, the federal government must begin using its legal and moral authority to stem the growth of a parallel private system. The CCPA concludes that the February 2003 First Ministers’ Meeting offered an opportunity to do just that, by making a commitment to public, non-profit health care, and expanding the range of services covered by the Canada Health Act.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): CCPA;
Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2003; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Health Care / Canada Health Act
Policy Articles / Health Care / Canada Health Act / 2003
Policy Articles / Health Care


Keywords / Tags:

public health care; private health care; for-profit health care; Romanow Report; medicare; Canada Health Act;