Government Submissions - 2002
The Role of the Federal Government in Achieving Excellence and Supporting Innovation in Canada's Healthcare System: Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance
ACAHO believes that is has offered to the Standing Committee on Finance a series of policy measures that are consistent with the values of Canadians, and focus on the strategic combination of financial and structural initiatives that are required to place teaching centres and the health care system on a more sustainable footing, now and into the future.
As the process continues, ACAHO looks forward to being an active and constructive partner in the national dialogue about the future of health care in Canada.
The Committee has asked the Association to focus on three specific questions that arise from the recommendations in the Committee’s recent report, “The Health of Canadians – The Federal Role, Principles and Recommendations for Reform – Part I.”
If there is one constant that all Canadians are experiencing - it is the pace of change and adaptation in their lives. From the difficulties in balancing the demands of work life with the rewards of family and friends, the introduction of new technologies to an increasingly competitive and interdependent world economic order, Canadians are feeling an increasing sense that there are fewer and fewer public institutions that they can depend on and turn to. This is a particularly important point when it comes to the future of our health care system - where public opinion has consistently indicated that Canadians are increasingly concerned that the system will not be there in times of need.