2017 Discovery Lecture titled: Medicare: A Quirky Past, An Uncertain Future

2017 Discovery Lecture titled: Medicare: A Quirky Past, An Uncertain Future

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conference rooms - Second level Richcraft Building

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Rima Mattar, 613-520-4388, rima.mattar@carleton.ca

Registration

Limited - Register Now

Cost

$0

About this Event

Host Organization: Office of the Dean of Science - School of Journalism and Communications- Department of Health Sciences

Medicare is the name Canadians give their publicly-funded health system. But Canada doesn’t have a health system, it has a loose collection of 15 different health systems, each with its own history and particularities. It also has an aging population, ever-more-demanding health consumers and a growing challenge keeping up with and paying for new health technologies.
André Picard, the long-time health columnist at The Globe and Mail and Carleton graduate (Journalism ’87), examines how we came to have the unusual health non-system we do, and what needs to be done to fulfill the promise of medicare – that no Canadian should be denied essential care because of an inability to pay.

André Picard is the health columnist at The Globe and Mail and the author of five books, including the soon-to-be-published collection of essays entitled “Matters of Life and Death.”
He is a past winner of the Michener Prize for Meritorious Public Service Journalism, the Centennial Prize of the Pan-American Health Organization (awarded to the top health reporter in the 17 countries of the Americas) and an eight-time finalist for the National Newspaper Awards.
André is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and is the recipient of four honorary doctorates.
He lives in Montréal.

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