Advocating for Medicare does not mean that Canadian Doctors for Medicare supports the status quo in healthcare.

We support the principles underlying Medicare because the evidence shows that publicly-funded systems deliver more effective care in a more economical and equitable manner than the alternatives. In Canada, Medicare has been a boon for patients, businesses and doctors alike.

Nevertheless, Medicare requires intensive, continuous improvement to best serve the needs of Canadians today and in the future.

The good news is that across Canada, there are dozens of innovative projects that are improving access, quality and cost-effectiveness while maintaining or even improving equity. Expanding these projects and continuing to innovate within Medicare represents the best future for the Canadian health care system.

Examples of innovation in health care:

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