The share of provincial budgets consumed by health care will increase to an estimated 42.6 per cent by 2031.
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Canada ranks among the world’s top spenders, but ranks poorly on several important health-care indicators.
Unlike Canadians, Germans do not face long wait times for health care.
Almost three-quarters of Canada’s total tax burden is paid by the working-age population.
Average per person spending on health care for Canadians over 70 is $13,797.
Canada ranks dead-last for the number of acute-care beds.
In a recent speech, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott acknowledged that Canada’s health-care system is in desperate need of repair.