The Canadian Healthcare System: A Model for the US?


A Zoom panel exploring how Canada's healthcare system really works, and why its perception in the US is so polarized.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 3:30–4:30 p.m. (EDT)

This event is free, but registration is required. Register here.
Most Canadians are proud of their national healthcare system, widely considered one of the best in the world. With healthcare again at the center of US policy debate, a growing number of Americans are holding up Canada as a model for a potential US single-payer system. However, for many others a "Canadian" system conjures images of long waits and rationing.

Gregory Marchildon is a professor of comparative healthcare at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He specializes in Canada's healthcare system and has written extensively on comparative policy.

Amanda Aronczyk is a journalist and co-host of the NPR show "Planet Money." Her recent episode "Frame Canada" explored the US insurance lobby's long-running PR campaign against Canada's healthcare system to block major healthcare reform.
This event is co-presented by the Canadian Studies Program at Berkeley University of California.


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