Political Science

POLS4728Economics & Politics of Health Care Reform (A)3 ch (3S) (W)
Examine the evolution of Canadian Medicare, the structures of what is covered by public payment and what is not, the organization of delivery of health care services, the fiscal and access challenges of the system with an aging population and technological drivers of service volumes and system costs, and the known directions for reform. Compare Canadian health care finance and service delivery, and health outcomes, to other countries and identify known solutions for the challenges to health care in Canada. Present the economics of health care reform as part of understanding the political barriers to reforming health care.