Interview with Dr. Michael Rachlis

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Meg Casson


economics, healthcare financing, social insurance


Dr. Rachlis is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Medical School and completed specialty training in Community Medicine at McMaster University. He currently practices as a private consultant in health policy analysis and has previous consulted for numerous bodies in¬cluding, but not limited to, the federal government, all ten provincial governments, and two royal commissions. He is currently an adjunct professor with the University of Toronto Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. In 2010, Dr. Rachlis received an honorary doctorate from the University of Mani¬toba in recognition of his long service to Canadian health policy, and in 2012, he was recognized as a Hall Laureate by Canadian Association of Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSP) for his lifetime of work dedicated to improving the Canadian health care system. He is well versed in how the current economic landscape is influencing health policy and financing in Canada and the UTMJ greatly appreciates his contribution to this edition on Health Financing.