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Canadian Health Insurance: Estimating Costs and Savings for the United States

HRD-92-83 Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1992.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the methodology it used to derive estimates of the difference between the current level of U.S. health care expenditures and the cost of having a new program with key elements of a Canadian-style system.

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