Seven years after its passage, the Affordable Care Act (widely known as Obamacare), has suffered its share of abuse. Yet after hundreds of bills to repeal it, two high-profile Supreme Court cases, and countless hours of strategizing in Washington and in state capitols across the country, it just won’t die.Read more
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Greg Marchildon and Livio Di Matteo
Canadian economists received a pleasant surprise this year: expenditure growth on public health care in Canada finally appears to be slowing down. However, it is unclear if this slowdown is the result of explicit success in sustainably bending the cost-curve or more short-term cost-cutting in response to slower economic growth or future federal health transfers.
So is it a blip on the health care horizon or the beginning of a trend?Read more
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Greg Marchildon is the Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Economic History at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina.
In addition to being a faculty member and research chair, Greg serves as president of the Justice Emmett Hall Memorial Foundation and is the University of Regina’s site director for the CIHR-funded Western Regional Training Centre in Health Services Research. He also sits on the editorial board of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
Greg received his PhD from the London School of Economics, after which he taught for five years at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. In the 1990s, he served as deputy minister of intergovernmental affairs and subsequently as deputy minister to the premier and cabinet secretary in the Government of Saskatchewan. From 2001-2002, he was executive director of a federal Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, known as the Romanow Commission.
Greg is the author of numerous journal articles and books on Canadian history, comparative public policy, public administration and federalism, including Health Systems in Transition: Canada co-published by the World Health Organization’s regional office for Europe on behalf of the European Observatory and the University of Toronto Press.