Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick's Demographic Glacier

13 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015

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Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

William B. P. Robson

C.D. Howe Institute

Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: January 6, 2015

Abstract

New Brunswick faces a $68 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: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick’s Demographic Glacier,” authors William B.P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs recommend changes to protect New Brunswick’s next generation 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

Busby, Colin and Robson, William B. P. and Jacobs, Aaron, Managing the Costs of Healthcare for an Aging Population: The Fiscal Impact of New Brunswick's Demographic Glacier (January 6, 2015). C.D. Howe Institute ebrief 198. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2551004 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2551004

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

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

William B. P. Robson (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge Street
Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada
416-865-1904 (Phone)
416-865-1866 (Fax)

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Aaron Jacobs

C.D. Howe Institute

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

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