Dr. Martin's defence of Canadian health care at US Senate resonates with North American press

March 14, 2014

2014-11-03 Danielle at US Senate

Our founder, board member, and Past Chair Dr. Danielle Martin is receiving accolades for her performance at the US Senate Subcomittee Hearing "Access and Cost: What the US Health Care System Can Learn from Other Countries."

Her defence under pressure of Canada's public system and her recommendations for American reform are being recognized across political divides, indicating the potential for us to overcome bias and personal interest to support a Canadian system that provides care based on need, not ability to pay.

Posted below are links to the Subcommittee video and some of the major coverage:

The full Subcommittee Hearing (Danielle at 47 minutes in): http://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=8acab996-5056-a032-522e-e39ca45fcfbe&autoplay=true

A shortened version, now viral, posted to Youtube by Sen. Bernie Sanders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYOf6hXGx6M

LA Times coverage: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-watch-a-canadian-20140312,0,2995139.story#ixzz2vmQDiy2b

Toronto Star coverage: http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2014/03/13/toronto_doctor_smacks_down_us_senators_myths_about_canadian_health_care.html

CBC coverage: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/dr-danielle-martin-gives-washington-a-lesson-on-canadian-health-care-1.2570872

National Post coverage: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/12/toronto-doctor-smacks-down-u-s-senate-question-on-canadian-waitlist-deaths/

Global coverage: http://globalnews.ca/news/1205831/doctor-who-schooled-u-s-senator-thrilled-by-canadian-support/

CTV coverage: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/toronto-doctor-spars-with-u-s-senator-over-canadian-health-care-system-1.1728011

Huffington Post coverage: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/03/13/canadian-doctor-us-senator-health-care_n_4956468.html