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Review new model for upcoming health accord, report says


July 6, 2016
By Canadian Chiropractor staff

OTTAWA – A new report says the federal government should learn from past experience as it renegotiates the health accord with the provinces.

The study from the C.D. Howe Institute says attempts to achieve health care reform by attaching strings to the money it gives to the provinces have been met with limited success.

That’s in part because the federal government has little influence over the way provincial and territorial governments respond to policy recommendations on matters inside their jurisdiction.

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The study was published as the Liberal government is negotiating a new accord after the previous Conservative government let the last one expire.

The agreement between Ottawa and the provinces and territories will set shared goals for how billions in federal funds are spent on health care.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott has said the government hopes to have an agreement in place by year’s end.