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Dr. Jacques Chaoulli

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow

Jacques Chaoulli est né en France en 1952. En 1978, à la suite de l’obtention de son diplôme d’État de docteur en médecine de l’Universté de Paris VII, il a émigré au Québec pour y entreprendre, à la faculté de médecine de l’Université Laval, des travaux de recherche dans le domaine de l’éducation médicale. En 1982, il a obtenu un diplôme de maîtrise en sciences de l’éducation de l’Université Laval. Depuis 1986, il exerce la médecine au Québec. Témoin privilégié des difficultés d’accès aux services de santé, il a entrepris, depuis 1996, d’approfondir ses connaissances en ce qui a trait aux avenues offertes par l’analyse des systèmes de santé de pays comparables au Canada. Finalement, depuis 1997, il a étudié les aspects juridiques encadrant les systèmes de santé québécois et canadien.

Jacques Chaoulli was born in France in 1952. After obtaining his medical doctorate from Université de Paris VII, he immigrated to Quebec in 1978 and undertook research in medical education at Laval University’s faculty of medicine. He received a master’s degree in education from Laval University in 1982. He has practiced medicine in Quebec since 1986. As a first-hand observer of the difficulties of access to health services, he began, in 1996, to make a particular examination of these problems, notably by analyzing the health systems of countries comparable to Canada. Since 1997, he has studied the legal frameworks governing health-care systems in Quebec and Canada.

National Post, p. A-1, A-12

Health care reform in Canada.

June 2, 2006

2 June 2006

Dr. J. Edwin Coffey and Dr. Jacques Chaoulli, both research associates with the MEI.

September 16, 2003

16 September 2003

Research Paper on health care financing in Canada

We are proposing a new approach to the financing, insuring and delivery of medical and hospital services. While retaining universal entitlement to Medicare insurance, as a core publicly funded service, we propose a new concept of universal private choice. This includes Medicare, as well as voluntary private medical, hospital and health insurance alternatives, as exist in all other OECD countries. Our aim is to improve quality, access and choice for all Canadians.

September 1, 2001

1 September 2001

Research Paper on health care financing in Canada

We are proposing a new approach to the financing, insuring and delivery of medical and hospital services. While retaining universal entitlement to Medicare insurance, as a core publicly funded service, we propose a new concept of universal private choice. This includes Medicare, as well as voluntary private medical, hospital and health insurance alternatives, as exist in all other OECD countries. Our aim is to improve quality, access and choice for all Canadians.

September 1, 2000

1 September 2000

From the MEI’s Archives

National Post, p. A-1, A-12

June 2, 2006

2 June, 2006

MEI in the Media

We don't need a 'plan' for high-speed Internet
Op-ed by Martin Masse and Paul Beaudry, respectively Senior Writer and Editor and Associate Researcher at the MEI, published on May 5 in the National Post.

Will Politicians Or Experts Win Ontario's Cap-And-Trade Battle?
Op-ed by Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, published on April 27 in The Huffington Post.

Despite numerous superficial reforms and a growing budget, health care systems in Canada still do not live up to expectations. As part of the MEI's health care research program, its Vice President, Mr. Jasmin Guénette, met with medical doctors and policy experts in order to better understand which reforms are likely to make our health care systems more efficient, without jeopardizing the universality of care.

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