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April 30, 2019

Growth in healthcare spending by provinces and territories has been accelerating over the last four years as governments continue to overshoot their budget targets, says a report from the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “Healthcare Spending Overshoots a Threat to Sustainability,” author William B.P. Robson warns that, while governments are typically budgeting growth in healthcare budgets that should be fiscally sustainable, actual growth in healthcare costs is outrunning what Canada’s economy and tax base can support over the long run.

William B.P. Robson
William Robson

Bill Robson took office as CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute in July 2006, after serving as the Institute’s Senior Vice President since 2003 and Director of Research from 2000 to 2003. He has written more than 240 monographs, articles, chapters and books on such subjects as government budgets, pensions, healthcare financing, inflation and currency issues.