Health Law Section - The Balancing Act: Health Care and the Economy (Archived Video Stream) 

Jun. 4, 2012
Toronto Online

This is the archived version of a program presented on June 4, 2012.  This will not become available until 2 weeks after the orginal program date.  To order this format please click on the "REGISTER NOW" button.   

According to one recent poll, Ontarians are far more concerned about the economy and health care than they are about tax cuts or electricity prices. On May 7, 2012, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care announced cuts to OHIP-covered services. However, some say that this is less about service cuts than it is about choosing "seniors over specialists". The OBA Health Law Section is pleased to host a debate on this hot topic.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • The effect of austerity on the health care sector
  • The Drummond Report and the government's response
  • The current OMA/government negotiations on physician compensation
  • The proposed compensation formula for hospital executives
  • The legal implications for patients, clients and the lawyers who advise them

Elizabeth Carlton, Director, Policy, Legislative/Legal Affairs, Ontario Hospital Association
Tom Closson, Past President of Ontario Hospital Association, President and CEO of Tom Closson Consulting
Dr. Mark McLeod, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Past President of the Ontario Medical Association
Susan Pigott, Vice President, Communications and Community Engagement, CAMH, and a Drummond Commission Member

Dr. Nan Okun,
Mount Sinai Hospital, Member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare

Program Chairs
Marc H. Spector, Steinecke Maciura Leblanc
Rachael Manion, Department of Justice Canada


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