Can compassion successfully challenge the status quo on health? | Macleans

Opinion: Compassion may have saved Obamacare. But in the U.S. and in Canada, there’s proof that more is needed for real healthcare change

Over the past few weeks, Canadians have watched aghast at the froth generated by the ultimately failed efforts to reform the U.S. health care system. Building on eight years of opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and emboldened by then-candidate Donald Trump’s promise to deliver health care for all that was cheaper and better, Republicans—first in the House, and then in the Senate—launched several bills that floundered and then, each in turn and in different ways, flamed out.

Read full article in Macleans. Danielle Martin is a family physician and the vice-president of medical affairs and health system solutions at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Sandro Galea is the dean and the Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health.