Insuring National Health Care: The Canadian Experience

Insuring National Health Care: The Canadian Experience

by Malcolm G. Taylor




Taylor gives a brief history, geared specifically to an American audience, of the evolution of the Canadian national health insurance system from the 1940s to the late 1980s. He describes the two Canadian programs — hospital insurance and medical insurance — and discusses the major changes in the programs since they were implemented.

Originally published in 1990.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807819340
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/05/1991
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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This detailed and well-documented study of the Canadian program will be a valuable reference for those interested in a national health insurance program for the United States.—Publishers Weekly

Only Malcolm Taylor with his great breadth of experience and knowledge could have written this book, predominantly for American readers. . . . He reviews not only the political background but the mechanisms put into place to make what is arguably one of the best health systems in the world. . . . This book belongs on the bookshelf of everyone engaged in or studying health administration in the U.S. and Canada, as well as abroad.—Sidney S. Lee, Harvard Medical School

This is an important book to Americans because of our close similarity to and relationship with Canada. Clearly the experience of our neighbor to the north with national health insurance is of great significance to Americans.—Cecil G. Sheps, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Very timely.—Ralph Nader, Price Club Journal

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