Health as an irreversible part of the welfare state: Canadian government policy under the Tories
UNSPECIFIED (1996) Health as an irreversible part of the welfare state: Canadian government policy under the Tories. In: Seminar on Comparative Welfare State Research, UNIV OSLO, OSLO, NORWAY, AUG, 1995. Published in: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SERVICES, 26 (3). pp. 547-559.Full text not available from this repository.
This article provides an assessment of the health policy of the Canadian Conservative government under Brian Mulroney, 1984-1993. Underlying this assessment is the need to test the theory of the irreversibility of the welfare state in the light of its health component. The author argues that despite a political rhetoric that might have presaged a sharp rollback of Canada's Medicare, either through residualization or progressive commodification, Canada emerged from this period of New Right federal government with its state-funded health care system still in place. This argument is substantiated through a consideration of the social policy model inherited by the Mulroney government and how it was affected by the government's fiscal policies between 1984 and 1993.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH SERVICES|
|Publisher:||BAYWOOD PUBL CO INC|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 547-559|
|Title of Event:||Seminar on Comparative Welfare State Research|
|Location of Event:||UNIV OSLO, OSLO, NORWAY|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG, 1995|
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