The report of Quebec’s Task Force on the Financing of the Health System is generating debate across the country about Canada’s public health care system. In Getting Our Money’s Worth, Task Force chair Claude Castonguay, and the two vice-chairs, Michel Venne and Joanne Marcotte, propose a new “social contract” for Quebecers to ensure that everyone receives the care they need in a timely manner while remaining within our collective ability to pay.
The members of the Task Force consider that Québec must secure the long-term viability of the public health care system by increasing its productivity and adjusting the growth in public spending on health to the growth rate of the economy, while improving access to care and quality of services. They appeal to the sense of responsibility of all stakeholders of the system.
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All the documents relating to the Task Force’s work are available on its website: www.financementsante.gouv.qc.ca