The proportion of Albertans age 65 and over will reach 18.8 per cent by 2040.
health care spending
Our aging population will put significant pressure on health-care expenditures.
On health-care wait times, Canada consistently ranks lowest among comparable countries with universal health care.
The Trudeau government will likely expand the scope of our public health-care system and Canadian families will pay even more for public health care every year.
Since 1999, the provincial government increased health-care spending by more than 78 per cent.
Our current system disconnects funding from the volume and quality of services.
Canada already ranked among the highest health-care spenders in the world before the pandemic.
Canada ranks among the bottom of OECD universal health-care countries for the number of doctors and hospital beds.
While doctors are incentivized to deliver care, patients face no monetary cost for treatment.