October 31, 2014

Managing the Cost of Healthcare for an Aging Population: Provincial Perspectives

January & February 2013 – Colin Busby and William Robson

Canada’s provinces face a common challenge in managing the rising cost of healthcare for an aging population, and ensuring that demographic change does not compromise other major government programs, manageable tax rates, and debt control. The challenge is not identical everywhere, however. Some provinces are aging faster than others, some are more vulnerable to age-related increases in spending than others, and some will see more robust growth of their tax base than others – so the urgency and appropriate responses differ across the country.

In groundbreaking research, the authors focus on each province in turn, projecting population growth and the impact of demographic change on government revenues and programs. They delineate the coming fiscal squeeze for each province and make recommendations on how each can prepare for it.

Reports by Province 

Newfoundland & Labrador, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-will-demographics-push-newfoundland-and-labrador-into-a-fiscal-deep-freeze/20781

Prince Edward Island, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-prince-edward-islands-14-billion-healthcare-glacier/20776

Nova Scotia, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-the-cost-of-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-nova-scotias-healthcare-glacier/20662

New Brunswick, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-new-brunswicks-78-billion-question/20668

Québecrendez-vous sur http://www.cdhowe.org/la-gestion-des-couts-des-soins-de-sante-pour-une-population-vieillissante-le-defi-fiscal-que-le-quebec-na-pas-encore-releve/20578

Quebec, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-the-fiscal-challenge-quebec-has-yet-to-face/20582

Ontario, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-the-cost-of-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-ontario/20436

Manitoba, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-the-cost-of-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-manitoba/20171

Saskatchewan, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-the-cost-of-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-saskatchewan/20170

Alberta, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-the-cost-of-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-alberta/20169

British Columbia, go to http://www.cdhowe.org/managing-the-cost-of-healthcare-for-an-aging-population-british-columbia/20168 

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