Those are serious questions facing Canadian politicians. Unfortunately, the only answer politicians from all sides of the spectrum have to those questions is to do more of the same: throw as much money as we can at a failing system.
Despite the constant influx of taxpayer cash, healthcare wait times are as long as they've ever been and more and more Canadians are traveling to the United States to seek timely, efficient and quality care for what ails them.
Will we ever do something different? My guest tonight hopes so.
Stephen Skyvington is the author of a new book called “This May Hurt a Little: Reinventing Canada’s Healthcare System.” In his book, he identifies some serious challenges Canada's changing demographics are presenting for politicians. Skyvington also debunks some commonly held myths about the Canada Health Act and our so-called single tier system.
He joins me tonight from his home in Cobourg, Ontario.