The Bottom Line: The Truth Behind Private Health Insurance in Canada

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NeWest Press, 2006 - Political Science - 96 pages

The Alberta government has been looking to the private sector—and in particular to private health insurance—to solve health care problems. In this highly readable and well-researched book, Diana Gibson and Colleen Fuller get to the real story behind private health insurance and offer viable solutions for strengthening Canada’s public health care system from within.

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The Path to Private Insurance Unfolds
Private insurance is anew
Private insurance will increase access

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About the author (2006)

Diana Gibson is the Research Director for the Parkland Institute#46 Prior to joining Parkland#44 Gibson conducted research as staff at the Trade Union Research Bureau#44 as faculty in the Labour Studies Programme at Capilano College#44 and as a consultant to various unions#44 community organizations#44 and government#46 Much of her work has focused on privatization of public services#46 Gibson holds an M#46A#46 in International Development from the Institute for Social Studies in Holland and a B#46A#46 in Industrial Relations from McGill#

In addition to publishing "Caring for Profit", Colleen Fuller is a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a health policy advisor. She co-founded PharmaWatch in 2001, an organization that advocates for increased public participation in prescription drug safety and regulation. She lives in Victoria.

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