What started as pilot project by two frustrated doctors is evolving into standard practice as more jurisdictions, including the Ontario government, get on board. Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Erin Keely share their story – and their lessons learned along the way. Dr. Clare Liddy is a Tier 2 Chair, Associate Professor and Clinical Investigator […]
Bernie Sanders made a splash last week when he introduced the Medicare for All bill in the United States Senate, flanked by 16 other Democratic senators who all pledged their support for the implementation of single-payer healthcare in the United States. Given the multiple fault lines in health policy in Washington—including within the Democratic Party—that […]
Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s proposals for tightening tax breaks associated with private companies is generating several kinds of response on social media and in mainstream media. The most evident is an impressive deluge of evidence-free rhetoric claiming that the proposals are an attack on everything from the middle class to maternity leave for female doctors […]
A version of this commentary appeared in Maclean’s Magazine Among the most insistent critics of the recent proposals by Finance Minister Bill Morneau to tighten up the use of private companies to avoid taxes have been Canada’s doctors. Canadians generally do not begrudge doctors their above-average incomes. They spend many years training for their jobs, […]
New immigrants and those from poorer neighbourhoods screened at lower rates If you live in Ontario and you’re turning 50, expect to receive a birthday letter in the mail. Not from your loved ones (though they may send one too), but from Ontario’s provincial cancer agency, Cancer Care Ontario. These birthday letters represent a paradigm […]
Federal finance minister, Bill Morneau recently released a long and nervously awaited discussion paper which was met with near apoplexy in some corners. The paper aimed at closing a number of loopholes where mainly rich taxpayers use private companies (Canadian controlled private corporations or CCPCs) to reduce their taxes compared to most Canadians whose incomes […]
Qu’ont réellement à craindre les médecins du resserrement des règles proposé par le fédéral en matière d’impôt?
Une version de ce commentaire est parue dans Options Politiques Les médecins figurent parmi ceux qui ont critiqué avec le plus d’insistance les propositions récentes avancées par le ministre des Finances Bill Morneau dans le but d’encadrer plus strictement le recours aux sociétés privées comme moyen d’éviter de payer de l’impôt. La population canadienne en général ne […]
Primary care is considered the front door to our health care system. Whether you’re going for a general check-up or have just been diagnosed with cancer, your family doctor makes sure you get the tests, treatment and care you need.
Our first point of contact with the health system — often referred to as ‘primary care’ — should result in prompt and efficient care for our general health concerns, and coordinate our journey through the system when we need more specialized care.
We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system A version of this commentary appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Huffington Post and Ottawa Life This convocation speech was delivered to graduating MDs at the University of Manitoba on the receipt of an honorary doctorate. Mr. Chancellor, Mr. President, distinguished guests, soon-to-be […]