Commentaries, Healthcare Costs and Spending

Our expert advisors have written opinion pieces on important health policy topics, published in leading media outlets across the country. We are making these articles available to everyone, free of charge, with a Creative Commons license, so that you may use them in your publication or on your website. See also our Commentaries in French.

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It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities
By Sherri Torjman
What should we be paying for in our publicly funded health system? What should we be paying for in our publicly funded health system?
By Raisa Deber
To improve value and spur innovation, we need to change the way we pay for health care To improve value and spur innovation, we need to change the way we pay for health care
By Alexis Wise
Winners and losers in the changing world of the Canada Health Transfer Winners and losers in the changing world of the Canada Health Transfer
By Livio Di Matteo
Free medicines for rich kids is actually a fair and efficient policy Free medicines for rich kids is actually a fair and efficient policy
By Marc-André Gagnon
What Canada can learn from Australia on health care What Canada can learn from Australia on health care
By Stephen Duckett
Pharmacare for kids Pharmacare for kids
By Avram Denburg and Wendy Ungar
What is going on with (North) American health care? What does Trump’s agenda mean for Canadian health care?
By Danielle Martin and Sandro Galea
Four reasons Canada needs universal pharmacare and what Canadians can do to make it happen now Four reasons Canada needs universal pharmacare and what Canadians can do to make it happen now
By Steve Morgan
Private dental care fails millions in Ontario Private dental care fails millions in Ontario
By Jacquie Maund and Hazel Stewart

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