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Filling the Cavities: Improving the Efficiency and Equity of Canada’s Dental Care System
May 3, 2018 - Ake Blomqvist and Frances Woolley

Lack of access to even urgent dental care for many people with low income, seniors and others is a problem that could be solved with a “public option” for dental insurance, according to a new...

Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We Need
January 17, 2017 - Jason Sutherland and Erik Hellsten

Canada needs to break down payment silos for more effective healthcare, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Integrated Funding: Connecting the Silos for the Healthcare We...

The Naylor Report and Health Policy: Canada Needs a New Model
July 6, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

The federal government should recognize the limited success of past attempts to achieve healthcare reform with conditional transfers to the provinces and instead focus more on independent...

Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for Healthcare in 2016
January 20, 2016 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

Canadian governments must rethink healthcare on five areas of national priority, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Challenging Vested Interests: National Priorities for...

Feasible Pharmacare in the Federation: A Proposal to Break the Gridlock
October 21, 2015 - Ake Blomqvist and Colin Busby

An expanded federal role in financing pharmacare would set the stage for wider coverage and greater cooperation in drug pricing, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Feasible...

Should Public Drug Plans be Based on Age or Income?
December 3, 2014 - Colin Busby and Jonathan Pedde

Provinces with age-based drug coverage should switch to income-based plans to head off serious financial pressure over the next few decades, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “...

Blomqvist, Woolley - Filling the Cavities in Canada’s Dental Coverage
Intelligence Memos
From: Åke Blomqvist and Frances Woolley To: Canada’s ministers of public health Date: May 8, 2018 Re: Filling the Cavities in Canada’s Dental Coverage Lack of access to even urgent dental care for...
Busby, Blomqvist - Draft Regulations for Drugs – A Mixed Bag (II)
Intelligence Memos
From: Colin Busby and Åke Blomqvist To: Canadian Drug Purchasers Date: December 12, 2017 Re: Draft Regulations for Drugs – A Mixed Bag (II) Lost in media reports regarding headline numbers of...
Farah Omran - Life after OHIP+
Intelligence Memos
From: Farah Omran To: Canada’s healthcare officials and policymakers Date: October 25, 2017 Re: Life after OHIP+ Ontario’s 2017 budget announced a universal drug program for youth under the age of 25...

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