Broadening the base of publicly funded health care

Dhalla, Irfan A.; Guyatt, Gordon H.; Stabile, Mark; Bayoumi, Ahmed M.
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, pE296
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the methods which can be used by federal governments to collect additional revenue for publicly funded health care. It says that possible sources of revenue were evaluated in terms of four areas including political feasibility, transparency, and equity. It explores the potential sources including private health insurance subsidy elimination, social insurance, and general taxation. It adds that increasing revenue with the use of general taxation could optimize efficiency.


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