Impact of Increased Health Privatization on PSE
An article in yesterday’s Village Voice looks at the rising costs of post-secondary education (PSE)Â in the United States.Â It points to research suggesting that the “biggest single factor” contributing to the rising cost of PSE for both private and public institutions is the cost of employee health benefits.
I would infer from the above that, insofar as CanadaÂ moves towards increased privatization ofÂ its health care system, our own PSE institutions willÂ face increased financial challenges.Â Very likely, this would result in both tuition fees and student debt rising even faster than is currently the case.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.