Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health-Care System Needs to Be Dragged Into the 21st Century

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Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health-Care System Needs to Be Dragged Into the 21st Century

by Jeffrey Simpson

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Publisher: Allen Lane

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ISBN: 978-0-670-06589-9, As new, no wear. Quite clean. 'Health care, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it is-increasingly ill-adapted to an aging population with public costs growing faster than government revenues. [The author] explores options to grapple with this growing problem, including cuts in non-health-care spending, tax increases, various types of privatization, and finding savings within the system itself....Combining impressive research, political acumen, and a sense of civic urgency, [this book] breaks the silence about the huge changes and real choices that Canadians face. ' 392 pages.

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Medicare is the third rail of Canadian politics. Touch it and you die. Every politician knows this truism, which is why no one wants to debate it. Privately, many of them understand that the health care system, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it is-increasingly ill-adapted to an aging population with public costs growing faster than government revenues.

In Chronic Condition, Jeffrey Simpson meets health care head on and explores the only four options we have to end this growing crisis: cuts in spending, tax increases, privatization, and reaping savings through increased efficiency. He examines the tenets of the Medicare system that Canadians cling to so passionately. Here, he finds that many other countries have more extensive public health systems, and Canadian health care produces only average value for money. In fact, our rigid system for some health care needs and a costly system for other needs-drugs, dentistry, and home care-is really the worst of both worlds. Chronic Condition breaks the silence about the huge changes and real choices that Canadians face.

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Chronic Condition: Why Canada

Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health Care System Needs to Be Dragged Into the 21st Century (Signed Copy)

by Jeffrey Simpson

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Signed by Author (CAD) 2nd Printing SIGNED BY AUTHOR, no othe rmarkings, As New in unclipped as New dust jacket. Boards, 382pp, index. Simpson has been the Globe and Mails national affairs columnist for more than 25 years. (1.8 JM FO 13/1.

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Chronic Condition: Why Canada

Chronic Condition: Why Canada's Health Care System Needs to Be Dragged Into the 21st Century [Hardcover]

by Jeffrey Simpson

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0670065897 Good condition books may have signs of cover wear and/or marks on corners and page edges. Inside pages may have highlighting, writing and underlining. Supplemental materials such as CDs, Access Codes, and Course Packs are not guaranteed to be included. Ships fast from Ontario, delivery is between 5-10 business days. Satisfaction guaranteed!

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