Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Good — And Bad — News About Saskatchewan's Fiscal Glacier

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 19, 2014

Abstract

Saskatchewan faces a $79 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 “Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Good — and Bad — News About Saskatchewan’s Fiscal Glacier,” authors William B.P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs recommend changes to protect young Saskatchewanians 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, Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Good — And Bad — News About Saskatchewan's Fiscal Glacier (December 19, 2014). C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 197. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540725 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2540725

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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