May 032013

Healthy, wealthy and wise: we need to recognize that health drives wealth

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Is the formula for Canada’s success to be wealthy, healthy and wise or to be healthy, wealthy and wise?

The difference may appear subtle, but it gets to the heart of a question that has serious implications for the future of publicly funded health care: have we Canadians been missing out on the opportunity to use health care system as an engine of economic growth? More importantly, does the approaching demographic shift put our collective wealth at risk if our health system is ill-prepared for them?

Read the latest commentary by Cy Frank, ABJHI’s Chief Medical Advisor, on public health care issues.

Published in Healthy Debate http://healthydebate.ca/opinions/health-and-wealth

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