An Aging Population Fiscal Challenge: Planning for Healthcare Costs in Quebec

14 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2014

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William B. P. Robson

C.D. Howe Institute

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: December 16, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Robson, William B. P. and Busby, Colin and Jacobs, Aaron, An Aging Population Fiscal Challenge: Planning for Healthcare Costs in Quebec (December 16, 2014). C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 194. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540718 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2540718

William B. P. Robson

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Colin Busby (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

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

Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

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

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