Canada's Medicare Bubble: Is Government Health Spending Sustainable without User-based Funding?
Canada's Medicare Bubble examines whether the public costs associated with Canadas health system are economically sustainable. Total provincial health spending has grown at an average annual rate of 7.5% over the last ten years, compared to only 5.7% for total available provincial revenue (including federal transfers), and only 5.2% for GDP. Long-term trends are similar: government spending on health has grown faster on average than GDP since 1975.
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