Leading economist shatters myth that public health care is ‘unsustainable’; pins blame for soaring costs on private health care spending

Canadians are being told that public health care financing is not ‘sustainable’, and that the solution is a shift to more private health insurance and private delivery of services. According to Canada’s leading health care economist, “bluntly, this is a lie.” Robert G. Evans, O.C., Ph.D. (Economics, Harvard), an officer of the Order of Canada, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, recently delivered this message to Members of Parliament during a special briefing session.

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