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The Fraser Institute

August 19, 2015 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How Much Do Canadians Actually Pay for Health Care? New Study Coming Thursday, August 20

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2015) - On Thursday, August 20, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting how much Canadians and their families pay for health care.

The study, The Price of Public Health Care Insurance, calculates what portion of the total tax bill paid by individual Canadians and Canadian families (to all levels of government) goes to public health insurance in 2015. The study also examines how the portion has increased over the past decade.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on August 20 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

Bacchus Barua
Senior Economist, Fraser Institute
For interviews with Mr. Bacchus Barua:
Please contact: Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
Tel: (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238

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