Press Release – Why it’s so hard to reform Canadian health care

Canadians and Americans are often fixated on each other’s health systems – so much so that it makes it hard for Canadians to admit and discuss our own system’s failings, writes Dr. Danielle Martin in a New York Times oped.

“More robust dialogue is needed to really tackle these important problems – but the long American shadow chills our discussions,” writes Martin, an associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of Toronto and the vice-president for medical affairs and health systems solutions at Women’s College Hospital. “Fear of an American-style market-based system inhibits a national conversation about how to expand the breadth of coverage and increase the timeliness of services.”

Full article at: U of T News