Canada's Medicare Bubble: Is Government Health Spending Sustainable without User-based Funding?

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Canada's Medicare Bubble examines whether the public costs associated with Canada’s 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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