Be It Resolved: I would rather get sick in the United States than Canada...
June 7, 2010 | Toronto, Canada
Do ballooning healthcare spending, evermore expensive prescription drugs and an increased use of private medicine foreshadow the wholesale reform of Canada’s universal, single-payer system? Or, are the divisive debates, social inequities, and sky-high expenditures associated with the U.S. experience with private medicine a validation of Canada’s universal Medicare system?
To encourage a far-ranging discussion of one of the great policy unknowns facing Canadians – the future of our healthcare system – the 5th semi-annual Munk Debate will debate the resolution: I would rather get sick in the United States than Canada.
Dr. William Frist (Former US Senate Majority Leader)
Dr. David Gratzer (Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute)
Dr. Howard Dean (Former US presidential candidate)
Dr. Robert Bell (President and CEO, University Health Network)
Moderated by Rudyard Griffiths (Director, Munk Debates)
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