Health Insurance

Publications authored by CHSPR faculty and staff from 2009 to the present are listed here. Older peer-reviewed publications are usually available from individual journals and can be searched for using PubMed. Older reports published by CHSPR (from 1973) are available from the UBC Library cIRcle database. If you cannot find a specific publication, please contact us.


Ho H, Janjua NZ, McGrail KM, Harrison M; BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort Team, Law MR. The impact of public coverage of newer hepatitis C medications on utilization, adherence, and costs in British Columbia. PLoS One. 2021 Mar 1;16(3):e0247843. Read more

Contandriopoulos D, Law MR. Policy changes and physicians opting out from Medicare in Quebec: an interrupted time-series analysis. CMAJ. 2021 Feb 16;193(7):E237-E241. Read more

Daw JR, Law MR. Compared With Other Countries, Women In The US Are More Likely Than Men To Forgo Medicines Because Of Cost. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 Aug;39(8):1334-1342. Read more

Hung YW, Law MR, Cheng L, Abramowitz S, Alcayna-Stevens L, Lurton G, Mayaka SM, Olekhnovitch R, Kyomba G, Ruton H, Ramazani SY, Grépin KA. Impact of a free care policy on the utilisation of health services during an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an interrupted time-series analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7):e002119. Read more

Hung YW, Law MR, Cheng L, Abramowitz S, Alcayna-Stevens L, Lurton G, Mayaka SM, Olekhnovitch R, Kyomba G, Ruton H, Ramazani SY, Grépin KA. Impact of a free care policy on the utilisation of health services during an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: an interrupted time-series analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Jul;5(7):e002119. Read more

Laba TL, Cheng L, Worthington HC, McGrail KM, Chan FKI, Mamdani M, Law MR. What happens to drug use and expenditure when cost sharing is completely removed? Evidence from a Canadian provincial public drug plan. Health Policy. 2020 May 23:S0168-8510(18)30587-6. Online ahead of print. Read more

Law MR, Chan FKI, Harrison M, Worthington HC. Impact of brand drug discount cards on private insurer, government and patient expenditures. CMAJ. 2019 Nov 11;191(45):E1237-E1241. Read more

Bolatova T, Law MR. Income-related disparities in private prescription drug coverage in Canada. CMAJ Open. 2019 Oct 11;7(4):E618-E623. Read more

Cassels A, Law MR. The impact of the introduction of a formulary into a large Canadian private drug plan: an interrupted time-series analysis. CMAJ Open. 2019 Jul 18;7(3):E472-E477. Read more

Laba TL, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Law MR. Cost-related nonadherence to medicines in people with multiple chronic conditions. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Worthington H, Majumdar SR, McGrail KM, Chan F, Laba TL, Mamdani M. Impact of a household-level deductible on prescription drug use among lower-income adults: a quasi-experimental study. CMAJ Open. 2019 Mar 29;7(1):E167-E173. Read more

Chan FKI, McGrail K, Majumdar SR, Law MR. Changes in employer-sponsored private health insurance among retirees in Ontario: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2019 Jan 21;7(1):E15-E22. Read more

Kolhatkar A, Cheng L, Morgan SG, Goldsmith LJ, Dhalla IA, Holbrook AM, Law MR. Patterns of borrowing to finance out-of-pocket prescription drug costs in Canada: a descriptive analysis. CMAJ Open. 2018 Nov 19;6(4):E544-E550. Read more

Law M, Kolhatkar A. The Nanos Survey on Drug Affordability is Flawed. Here’s Why. Vancouver (BC): UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; Mar 6, 2018. Read more

Law MR, Cheng L, Kolhatkar A, Goldsmith LJ, Morgan SG, Holbrook AM, Dhalla IA. The consequences of patient charges for prescription drugs in Canada: a cross-sectional survey. CMAJ Open. 2018 Feb 5;6(1):E63-E70. Read more

Law M, Cheng L, Worthington H, Mamdani M, McGrail K, Chan F, Majumdar S. Impact of income-based deductibles on drug use and health care utilization among older adults. 2017 May 15; 189(19). Read more

Schoenbaum M, Sutherland JM, Chappel A, Azrin S, Goldstein AB, Rupp A, Heinssen RK. Twelve-Month Health Care Use and Mortality in Commercially Insured Young People With Incident Psychosis in the United States. Schizophr Bull. 2017 Apr 7. Read more

Kratzer J, Cheng L, Allin S, Law MR. The Impact of Private Insurance Coverage on Prescription Drug Use in Ontario, Canada. Healthc Policy. 2015 May;10(4):62-74. Read more

Morgan SG, Law M, Daw JR, Abraham L, Martin D. Estimated cost of universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada. CMAJ. 2015 Apr 21;187(7):491-7. Read more

Law MR, Kratzer J, Dhalla IA. The increasing inefficiency of private health insurance in Canada. CMAJ. 2014 Sep 2;186(12):E470-E474. Read more