News and Insights

The Santis team shares its insights on the key sectors and factors driving decisions and change in the health care and life sciences sector across Canada.

Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine releases its second report

On June 25, 2019, the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine released its second report. Entitled “A Healthy Ontario: Building a Sustainable Health Care System,” is a follow-up to the first report that was released January 2019. The first report identified the main challenges facing Ontario’s health care system, whereas today’s highlights 10 recommendations to move forward with actionable deliverables for the government’s consideration.

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Premier Ford makes significant changes to cabinet one year into his term

On June 20, 2019, Premier Doug Ford shuffled his cabinet and added five new Associate Ministers to the mix. Christine Elliott has retained her position as Deputy Premier and a slightly revised title as Minister of Health, losing the long-term care file.

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Hoskins Report Recommends Single-Payer Universal Pharmacare Plan

Rather than a “fill in the gaps” model, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has recommended an expansive pharmacare regime that would replace existing public and private insurance plans with a single national framework.

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