Cynthia Ramsay

Cynthia Ramsay Cynthia Ramsay is a Vancouver-based consultant specializing in health economics. Her report for the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada, headed by the Hon. Roy Romanow, is included in The Fiscal Sustainability of Health Care in Canada , a collection of essays published by the University of Toronto Press in 2004. She also contributed a chapter to Dr. David Gratzer's book, Better Medicine: Reforming Canadian Health Care , and she is the author of The Fraser Institute publication on natural health products, A Cure Worse than the Illness (February 2002) . As well, she authored Beyond the Public-Private Debate: An Examination of Quality, Access and Cost in the Health-Care Systems of Eight Countries , which was released in July 2001 by Western Sky Communications Ltd.

In addition to consulting, Ms. Ramsay is owner and publisher of the Jewish Independent , formerly the Jewish Western Bulletin , British Columbia's only Jewish community newspaper. From 1993 to 1998, Ms. Ramsay was senior health economist at The Fraser Institute in Vancouver. She wrote the institute's study on medical savings accounts for Canada, co-authored numerous editions of the Institute's annual waiting list survey, and is co-editor of the Institute book, Healthy Incentives: Canadian Health Reform in an International Context . Ms. Ramsay has written numerous articles that have contributed to the Canadian health care debate and she has spoken to groups in Canada and the United States on the necessity of market-based health care reform. From 1990-1992, Ms. Ramsay worked for Statistics Canada as an economic analyst. She received her BA (Honours) in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and her MA in economics from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.