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Do we need a national conversation on health care?

The growth of health-care spending dedicated to doctors has outpaced that on hospitals and drugs in Canada for the past four years, according to a new report. In 2010, physician spending is expected to rise to more than $26-billion, an increase of seven per cent from last year.

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When it comes to matters of health, everyone has an opinion.

Canadians across the country have strong views on where time and money should be spent - from private clinics, specialized institutions, non-profit organizations to public hospitals. Many have clear visions on how the system can be repaired, while others are lost in the rhetoric.

What does the future hold for Canadian health care? Do we need an overhaul of the system or minor tweaks? T

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he Globe's André Picard, Ottawa professor Doug Angus and Canadian Medical Association President Jeffrey Turnbull took your questions Friday.

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