1/19/12

Health care spending crisis? Not really. Is Don Drummond listening?

Carol Goar at the Toronto Star demonstrates that health care spending has actually shrunk as a percentage of total Ontario government program spending. It has fallen from 46% to 42% of program spending over the last ten years. This despite repeated claims by Ontario finance minister's that it would increase.

Don Drummond, who is preparing a report on public services for the Ontario government, has also made dire forecasts about health care spending as a proportion of the provincial budget (claiming it will hit between 70% and 80%).

Unfortunately there is little likelihood that the reality of health care spending will impact Drummond's report. He is a man on a mission -- too bad for health care.

Goar's article, "Health budget math doesn't add up" is available by clicking here.


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