Article: Let’s look at the link between health and prosperity (Alex Munter)

“A new Ipsos poll spotlights healthcare for the first time in this federal election campaign. Almost three out of four voters said that “addressing the problems facing Canada’s health system” is a crucial issue, second only to the economy. […]

Children’s health just might help us to balance the equation between economic success on the one hand, and health system reform on the other. […]

Most chronic diseases have their onset in childhood. Even now, rates of chronic disease such as type II diabetes, heart disease, obesity and asthma are on the rise. There are worrisome signs that this next generation might become sicker adults, not healthier, than us – a troubling thought as they head into adulthood and the labour force.”

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