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Imaginary 'European solution': European models of health-care reform are not the answer

The common assumption is that Europe shares a set of policies that can serve as models of more efficient, effective, and fairer health care financing and delivery. Yet none of these assumptions can be defended with reliable evidence.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—A curious development has emerged in right-wing versions of medicare reform in both Canada and the United States: the embrace of European models of public health care financing and delivery. Who would have thought that the Fraser Institute would celebrate the universal health insurance mandates of Switzerland and The Netherlands or call for Canada to embrace cost-sharing and "regulated competition" between private and public insurers in Germany, France, and other EU nations?

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Imaginary 'European solution': European models of health-care reform are not the answer

The common assumption is that Europe shares a set of policies that can serve as models of more efficient, effective, and fairer health care financing and delivery. Yet none of these assumptions can be defended with reliable evidence.

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—A curious development has emerged in right-wing versions of medicare reform in both Canada and the United States: the embrace of European models of public health care financing and delivery. Who would have thought that the Fraser Institute would celebrate the universal health insurance mandates of Switzerland and The Netherlands or call for Canada to embrace cost-sharing and "regulated competition" between private and public insurers in Germany, France, and other EU nations?

  

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Friday, March 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 2 panels March 27, 2015

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd, Working Families Party co-chair Bob Master, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen and Canadian Labour Congress political action director Nathan Rotman on a panel discussing "why unions can lead the progressive fight."

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd

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Working Families party co-chair Bob Master

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Brian Topp and David Akin

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The packed room at the "Fighting the Frame: How Progressives Can Win Back the Debate" panel discussion.

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Summa Strategies' Tim Powers.

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Tasha Kheiriddin and Tim Powers.

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David Akin and Anna Greenberg.

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The NDP's Rebecca Blaikie and Anne McGrath.

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people

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Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian spoke about feminism 3.0 and online harassment.

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Indigenous rights activist and instructor at University of Winnipeg Leah Gazan
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Quebec activist Dalila Awada

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