Canada 2020 hosted a panel discussion on Health Care 2014: Creating a Sustainable Health Care System. With the current Federal-Provincial health care agreement expiring in March, 2014, Canada 2020 wanted to contribute to the debate over the shape of a future agreement.
With the current Federal-Provincial health care agreement expiring in March, 2014, the debate over the shape of a future agreement has begun in earnest. Canada’s aging population will have more demands on a system already showing strains with fewer people paying to support it. New procedures and more effective drugs are prolonging life, but driving up costs beyond the rate of inflation and growth in population. And all of this is happening at a time that governments are grappling with deficits and the need to curb expenditures. What are the decisions that have to be made to create a more sustainable Canadian health care system beyond 2014?
This free event was presented in cooperation with iPolitics.ca and was made possible thanks to the kind support of:Amgen Canada,AstraZeneca, Bombardier, Bluesky Strategy Group, Inc., Building and Construction Trades Department AFL-CIO, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, CIBC,CN, Nexen, Pickworth Investments LP,Plutonic Power Corporation, Scotiabank, Suncor, TELUS, and individual members of the Canada 2020 Founders’ Circle.