Jeffrey Simpson: "A Chevrolet [Health-Care System] At Cadillac Costs"
Recently nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, he says that the country needs to end its love affair with Medicare and think critically about its flaws in order to make the changes necessary to improve the system. While he has been writing about health-care for years, he says that this book was the most difficult he's ever written. Given the politically charged nature of the material, as well as the complexities of the system itself, writing Chronic Condition was a daunting—but vitally important—task for Simpson. In the book, his talks, and his columns in The Globe & Mail, Simpson confronts challenging subjects head-on. He describes the most important issues facing Canadians today, and provides viable solutions to combat some of the biggest problems of our time.