Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Challenge Quebec Has Yet to Face

11 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2013

Date Written: February 7, 2013

Abstract

La version française de cet article peut être consultée à: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2286812

Quebecers carry a $768 billion fiscal burden – the higher tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a report released today from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Challenge Quebec Has Yet to Face," authors Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson recommend that Quebec prefund selected healthcare services and benchmark against other provinces to get better health bang for their tax bucks.

Keywords: Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, aging population, Quebec

JEL Classification: I10, I18, H51

Suggested Citation

Busby, Colin and Robson, William B. P., Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Challenge Quebec Has Yet to Face (February 7, 2013). C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 149. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2291144 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2291144

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

William B. P. Robson (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge Street
Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada
416-865-1904 (Phone)
416-865-1866 (Fax)

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