Universal Medical Savings Accounts

Frontier Centre, Healthcare, Publications

A new Medicare model has the potential to retain universality, restore service levels, control costs and introduce transparency and accountability to the system. That model, Universal Medical Savings Accounts (UMSAs), allocates existing public funding directly to individual citizen-consumers of health-care services.

Healthcare’s Magicians And Spendthrifts

Commentary, Frontier Centre, Healthcare

A local academic recently claimed that the profit motive “has become the sole cost driver in Medicare.” He said that Canada’s basic healthcare system costs the same as it did in 1971 and attributed increases in spending since to “the private system we have no control over”, namely drug companies, and private clinics.