I work every day with health care providers and administrators in Canada’s health care system. They are smart, hard-working, compassionate, well-intentioned public servants.
That doesn’t mean the system is working. It’s not. And it’s going broke.
Many of those well-intentioned public servants are exhausted. Demand, as we all know, exceeds supply in our system.
According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information:
In 2015, total health expenditure in Canada is expected to reach $219.1 billion, or $6,105 per person. It is anticipated that, overall, health spending will represent 10.9% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP).
I encourage everyone who is even moderately interested to read Neil Macdonald’s piece on Canada’s health care system. It’s bang on, and full of insight:
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Brandon at Kitchen Konfidence has a recipe for pumpkin gnocchi that I’m super tempted to make, although it looks like a ton of work. And definitely not happening this weekend, which is filled with a girls’ lunch today @ a French bistro downtown, Pilates tomorrow, and then work, work, work for the remainder.
The Gilmore Girls 4-part Netflix miniseries is available November 25th! (Birthday present for me.) I’m having a girls’ night that weekend, where we are going to eat junk food (a la Lorelei and Rory – but with alcohol, not coffee) and binge watch.
Have you seen the trailer?
I was surprised at my reaction to the trailer. Now that I’m addicted to This is Us, I’m kinda pissed that Jess is hanging out with Rory (what would Mandy Moore say?). And my reaction when Logan appeared was way too positive (because he was basically a thoughtless spoiled rich dick) – probably because I loved Matt Czuchry so much as Cary Agos on The Good Wife.
And now I see that New York Times Watching is freaked out by the trailer! Margaret Lyons is anxious it’s going to suck – too bright, jokes already dated. Definitely not, Margaret.
Although it is weird that Kirk is at the Gilmore Friday night dinner table.