TITLE

Health care at a premium

AUTHOR(S)
Hurley, Jeremiah
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/22/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 13, p1906
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the reintroduction of health care premiums in Canada. Increase in premiums of the public health care spending in the region; Information on regressive taxes and progressive taxes of premiums; Discussion on economic and budgetary sustainability in relation to medicare spending; Effect of health care premiums on medicare reform in the country.
ACCESSION #
13391036

 

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