Category: Media

Life Support – Medicare’s mid-life crisis (Interviewed on CBC: The Sunday Edition)

Though our national health care system is top of mind for Canadians, you rarely hear politicians talk about it. We look back at the foundation of medicare, and ahead to its uncertain future.  Meyer Brownstone, one of the architects of medicare, recalls the ambitions, the battles, and the compromises behind Canada’s first national health care system. Then health policy analyst Colleen Flood and medical  journalist André Picard take its pulse, and give us their prognosis.

In Depth – Wait Times in Canada Conference

The title of the talk is actually courts versus medicare, so what I wanted to talk about is how the courts in Canada are going to dictate the future path of medicare and how that’s problematic…