Watch now: The Canadian Healthcare System: A Model for the US?

Published: 7 June 2021

A panel exploring how Canada's healthcare system really works, and why its perception in the US is so polarized. This event took place on April 6, 2021.

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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.

Chaired by: Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

Discussion led by: Daniel Béland, James McGill Professor of Political Science and Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

This event was co-organized by the Canadian Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley and the McGill institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University.

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