Saskatchewanites carry a $82 billion fiscal burden – the higher tax bill for increased healthcare costs over the next half-century – and should prepare now for the coming demographic squeeze, says a report released today from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Managing Healthcare for an Aging Population: Some Good News and Some Bad News for Saskatchewan,” authors Colin Busby and William B.P. Robson recommend that Saskatchewan prefund selected healthcare services, and find cost savings and efficiencies by benchmarking against other provinces that get better bang for their bucks in some areas.
January 23, 2013