Category: Books

Administrative Law in Context (2nd Edition)

The second edition of the best-selling casebook Administrative Law in Context uses the same unique two-part format as the previous edition — a hardbound text supported by a website where both students and instructors can find full-text cases for each chapter. Written and edited with the same quality and expertise as the first edition, which was referenced in the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Doré v. Barreau du Québec,...

Exploring Social Insurance: Can a Dose of Europe Cure Canadian Health Care Finance?

Sustainability, quality, and accessibility are vital questions in Canadian health care. All Canadian governments, concerned about the growing share of the public budget absorbed by health care, are questioning the sustainability of the present system. How can we maintain and improve access to health care services of appropriate quality while ensuring sustainability? If there is one consolation to Canadian governments as they wrestle with the future of Medicare, it is...

Canadian Health Law and Policy

This edition draws together the legal and policy issues that are relevant to human health, sheds new light on emerging and continuing trends, and serves as a resource for anyone seeking an understanding of the developing and critical issues in health law and policy.

Just Medicare: What’s In, What’s Out, How We Decide

The most important issue facing Canadian health care today is access to services. But who decides what services will be publicly funded, and how? The essays in Just Medicare explore the diverse means by which law influences what should and should not be covered by publicly-funded Medicare. Edited by Colleen M. Flood, the collection demonstrates three analytical approaches to the question of what services attract public funding. The first describes...

Access to Justice, Access to Care: The Legal Debate over Private Health Insurance

Historically, the Supreme Court of Canada has avoided direct intervention in health care policy-making. This posture changed dramatically with the release of the Chaoulli decision in June 2005. In a narrow four-to-three decision, the Supreme Court struck down Quebec laws prohibiting the sale of private health insurance on the basis that they violate Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. Three of the four judges in the majority also found...

International Health Care Reform: A Legal, Economic and Political Analysis

This book analyses the wave of competition-oriented reform by comparing “internal market reform” (proposed in publicly-funded health care systems) with “managed competition reform” (proposed in systems with a mixture of public/private financing) and the role of “managed care” in each of these reform theories. International Health Care Reform clearly explains the arguments in economics and justice for intervention by governments in health care markets; the structure and dynamics of health...