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December 3, 2014

Provinces with age-based drug coverage should switch to income-based plans to head off serious financial pressure over the next few decades, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Should Public Drug Plans be Based on Age or Income?” authors Colin Busby and Jonathan Pedde find that age-based plans are ill-equipped to handle the coming surge of seniors in the population.

Colin Busby
Colin Busby, Former Associate Director, Research,

Colin Busby was awarded the 2007 C.D. Howe Research Fellowship and joined the Institute as an analyst thereafter. While writing broadly on economic issues, his emphasis is on fiscal and social policy. Appointed Associate Director of Research in 2016, Colin focuses his attention on the Institute’s healthcare policy and human capital research.