Delivering Healthcare to an Aging Population: Nova Scotia's Fiscal Glacier
14 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015
Date Written: January 7, 2015
Nova Scotia faces a $89 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 “Delivering Healthcare to an Aging Population: Nova Scotia’s Fiscal Glacier,” authors William B.P. Robson, Colin Busby and Aaron Jacobs find that the current configuration of demographically sensitive spending threatens to require a 70 percent increase in the province’s tax take.
Keywords: Social Policy, Health Policy, Healthcare, Seniors
JEL Classification: I18, H51
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