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Jan 032014

OpEd: Let’s not have Groundhog Day in health care

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Re: “Why this surgeon is opting out of medicare,” Dr. Robert Hollinshead, Opinion, Dec. 20. Is it Groundhog Day in Alberta? We Albertans seem doomed to wake every day to the same thorny and emotional debate: public health care versus private health care. Read the full article published in the Calgary Herald. Share:

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Dec 232013

Why Change is Hard

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There are few universal constants in life (aside from death and taxes), but one pervasive truth exists: change is hard. There are many reasons for this; inertia, taking comfort from familiar routines, and a misdirected desire to function at peak efficiency are just some of the reasons that people resist change. In the end, we are all creatures ...

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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 ...

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Jul 222011

Saving Health Care without Going Broke

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From The Evidence Network: Let’s move beyond private vs. public debate (A version of this commentary appeared in The Huffington Post, Troy Media and The Mark.) With the election behind us, Canadians can look back and appreciate that we spent upwards of $300 million on an examination of personality, while policy largely escaped ...

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