The federal government should take leadership in developing, funding, and ensuring implementation of standardized integrated and integrative health-care systems across Canada, thereby ensuring delivery of health-care services to the populations for which it has jurisdiction, but also including patients currently underserved by the existing provincial systems. Such community clinics would need to be both integrated and integrative.
Canada's federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, pictured. As the holder of the purse strings, the federal government could develop such a population-based, integrated and integrative model of health care. Not a bad national health-care strategy as we head into the next election, writes ISG Senator Josée Forest-Niesing.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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