An Aging Population Fiscal Challenge: Planning for Healthcare Costs in Quebec
14 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 16, 2014
Quebecers are carrying a $682 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 “An Aging Population Fiscal Challenge: Planning for Healthcare Costs in Quebec,” authors William B.P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs 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, Seniors
JEL Classification: I18, H51
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