Why does this Canadian GP prescribe ‘money’ for patients?

Poverty and health are connected, so this doctor writes income scripts
Dr Gary Bloch
Dr Gary Bloch. Photo: YouTube

For years, Dr Gary Bloch was troubled by patients whose health problems were due to poverty. But then the Canadian GP had a light-bulb moment. 

Deciding to address the root cause of their ill health, he began writing ‘scripts’ for money — dispensed through government programs rather than the local pharmacy, Dr Bloch told the news site Vox.