Talk looks at sustainable health care

The North Island College fourth-year nursing students are hosting an event featuring Dr. Michael Rachlis.

The North Island College fourth-year nursing students are hosting an event featuring Dr. Michael Rachlis.

He will discuss the topic Public health care is sustainable: Modernizing Medicare for the Twentieth-first Century.

Far from being problems, public finance and non-profit delivery are essential elements of high-performing health systems. In this lecture, Dr. Rachlis will outline the case for medicare and how to modernize it for the 21st century.

Rachlis was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba medical school. He completed his specialty training in public health at McMaster University in 1988.

Dr. Rachlis works as a private consultant in health policy analysis. He has consulted to the federal government, all 10 provincial governments, and two royal commissions. The University of Manitoba conferred upon an honorary doctor of laws upon him in 2010 in recognition of his service to Canadian health policy.

Dr. Rachlis is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, a frequent media commentator on health policy issues, and the author of three national bestsellers about Canada’s health-care system.

Dr. Michael Rachlis speaks Nov. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Stan Hagen Theatre at the Courtenay campus of North Island College.

— North Island College

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