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
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
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