Private Parts? Finding the Balance of Public and Private in Health Care

March 5-6, 2020 | Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront

The Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) will hold its 32nd annual health policy conference, March 5 and 6, 2020, at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront. This long-standing conference promotes discussion between policy-makers, academics, providers, patients and national organizations on timely issues shaping health systems in Canada.

What role the private sector plays in financing health care has been the subject of longstanding and intense debate in Canada. This debate has been the subject of major court battles, from Chaoulli in Quebec, to Allen in Alberta, and the Cambie trial in British Columbia. It has also been present in the ongoing discussions about the future of coverage for prescription drugs as National Pharmacare has again reappeared in the national discussion.

At the 2020 CHSPR Conference, we will delve into the evidence under these debates. What evidence do we have on private financing? What remains to be known? What balance do other countries strike in these decisions? We invite you to join us for two days of distinguished speakers, informed debates, and networking opportunities on this critically important aspect of Canadian health care.

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