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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

MEI in the Media

The Ridiculous Ways Quebec Discourages Airbnb Users Cross The Line
Op-ed by Jasmin Guénette, Vice President of the MEI, published on August 18 in the Huffington Post.

Canada Should Not Follow Europe's Example In Taxing Online Purchases
Op-ed by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, and Diego Menegon, Fellow at the Istituto Bruno Leoni, Italy, published on August 16 in the Huffington Post Canada.

"Super nurse" clinics are now allowing thousands of Quebecers to enjoy quick access to front-line care. Yet the government insists on maintaining a rigid, physician-centric model rather than allowing innovative solutions like doctorless clinics to emerge. As part of its health care research program, the MEI has produced a short documentary looking at the efficiency of this new model of clinics led by specialized nurse practitioners (SNPs).

Watch the short documentary...