AIMS’ reaction to a recent study by Evelyn Forget, Raisa Deber and Leslie Roos has led to an interesting exchange of ideas in the pages of the Globe. The study claimed to show that MSAs would not result in any cost savings for government but would instead result in an increase in health spending by governments. Central to their argument was an MSA model built on their own assumption that governments would deposit equal amounts of money in each person’s MSA every year. Applying this specific model of MSAs to data collected on individual usage of Medicare in Manitoba led the authors to conclude that MSAs would not work.

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