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The Fraser Institute

April 15, 2011 10:02 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute to Release New Study Examining Long-Term Trends in Provincial Health Care Spending

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) - A new Fraser Institute study to be released Monday, April 18 shows how much Canadian provinces are spending on health care and whether the level of spending is sustainable.

The study, Canada's Medicare Bubble: Is Government Health Spending Sustainable without User-Based Funding?, is the Fraser Institute's seventh report on the financial sustainability of provincial public health insurance. The peer-reviewed study makes projections using provincial government data on the most recent 10-year trends for provincial government health expenditures and total available provincial government revenue from all sources.

A news release with additional information about the study will be issued via Marketwire on Monday, April 18 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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