In the News The latest articles and commentary on Canadian health care from Bob. Understanding Ontario’s long-term care tragedy Read more A COVID-19 vaccine would only be the beginning of the end of the pandemic Read more How to improve Ontario’s COVID-19 testing and screening policies Read more Ontario Loud podcast: Capacity in Ontario’s Health System during COVID-19 and beyond Read more Preparing for the post-pandemic Ontario Read more During this crisis, cancer patients and cancer researchers must not be forgotten Read more Cancer care in the time of COVID-19 Read more Why is Ontario behind on COVID-19 testing? Read more Adopting a U.S. plan for easing hallway medicine Read more Intended Consequences: Episode 4 – Dr. Bob Bell, Former Ontario Deputy Minister of Health Read more The big endorsement, Part 4: Steven Del Duca Read more The cautionary tale of Cambie and Australian health care Read more Publishing physician billings can help sustain OHIP Read more The elimination of regional leadership in Ontario’s health system Read more Increased oversight of OHIP is overdue Read more Ontario Health Team application reveals complexities in running new system Read more We aren’t properly preparing for long-term care demand Read more A contingency plan for preventing certain January emergency room gridlock Read more Back to the future for home care in Ontario Read more Is home care at risk with the creation of Ontario Health Teams? Read more Alberta copying health system Ontario is discarding Read more Are Ontario Health Teams designed for failure? Read more Cutting low value health care is high value to Ontario Read more The simple math of hallway medicine Read more Ontario health quality will suffer under the Peoples Health Act Read more A threat to the quality of cancer care in Ontario Read more Corner store booze is bad for our health and our budget Read more Is Ontario open for health care business? Read more ‘Open for Business’ without strong public health is risky business Read more OHIP billings need to be transparent Read more Future of Ontario medicare depends on scrutiny of medical testing Read more Competition between public and private care will not cure hallway medicine Read more Ontario health reform strategy ‘vindictive’ and a failure at effective change management Read more Debating Ontario’s Health-Care Overhaul Read more Will the future of Ontario surgery be private or public? Read more A cautionary tale for new Ontario Health board Read more Ontario health teams are useful incremental change Read more Re-centralizing? Re-disorganizing? What exactly is Ontario doing to its health-care system? Read more CBC Listen: Ontario Morning – Wednesday February 27, 2019 – Part 2 Read more Is it too late to reconsider Ontario’s new health care super agency? Read more What does and doesn’t make sense about Ontario’s big changes to healthcare: expert Read more Ontario Loud, Bonus Episode: Approaches to healthcare that wouldn’t suck Read more Are private home-care companies about to become more profitable? Read more Ontario Loud, Episode 15: What a healthcare super agency means for you! Read more Health care ‘super agency’ wrong solution for Ontario’s four big problems Read more Newly-obtained cabinet orders show health overhaul well underway Read more Former deputy health minister Bob Bell on potential changes to health care Read more If Ontario scraps its LHINs, what’s next for health care? Read more In defense of the LHIN Read more A Doctor who knows how government works talks health care policy Read more Ontario should not negotiate separately with medical specialists Read more Don’t harm Cancer Care Ontario while restructuring health agencies Read more Busting the myth of bloated health care bureaucracy Read more Former deputy health minister retires Read more Ten Torontonians who got things done in 2014 Read more Faces of Health Care Read more How a football injury led (eventually) to health care’s top job Read more Photograph: “news” by Matt Madd. Used under Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International. Image cropped from original.