Healthcare and an Aging Population: Managing Slow-Growing Revenues and Rising Health Spending in British Columbia

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 17, 2014

Abstract

British Columbians carry a $384 billion fiscal burden – the future 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 “Healthcare and an Aging Population: Managing Slow-Growing Revenues and Rising Health Spending in British Columbia,” authors William B.P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs recommend changes to protect young British Columbians from the burden they will otherwise bear as the tax base grows more slowly and healthcare costs rise.

Keywords: Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors

JEL Classification: I18, H51

Suggested Citation

Robson, William B. P. and Busby, Colin and Jacobs, Aaron, Healthcare and an Aging Population: Managing Slow-Growing Revenues and Rising Health Spending in British Columbia (December 17, 2014). C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 195. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540719 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2540719

William B. P. Robson

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Colin Busby (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

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Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

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

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