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Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

By Dr. Danielle Martin | Penguin Random House

As a family doctor, hospital vice president and health policy expert, Dr. Danielle Martin believes in the value of fairness that bolsters our national health care; she’s also driven to improve the system in ways that will benefit everybody. In Better Now, she suggests big fixes are possible and affordable. She also shares her patients’ stories and her family’s experiences to illustrate what works best to enhance health care for all. Her six big ideas range from a national drug plan to a basic income guarantee. She also advocates for reducing unnecessary tests and interventions, and reorganizing health care delivery to reduce wait times and improve quality. Finally, she wants to ensure relationship-based primary health care for every Canadian, and “scale up” successful solutions across the country.