POLA51 Federal-Provincial Programs (Shared-cost vs. Block Payments)

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Professor
James Mc Allister
Semester
Winter

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HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL POLICYWeek 11 April 5thMedicareIn Canada all citizens health care is administered via a public system A pool of fund collected via taxation is managed and paid out by governmentFederal and provincial governments share the costsSharedcost programsoOttawas contribution matches the provincial spending dollar for dollaroThe Canada Assistance Plan scrapped in 1995oAd hoc caps and freezes rampant throughout sc historyoEducationhealth costs started as shared cost programsConverted into Block Funding in 1977Feds argued that sc programs did not encourage provinces to control program costsSharedCost Provincial ProgramsSocial Union Framework Agreement SUFA Health care funded through the Canada Health Transfer CHTSocial ass
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