While healthcare funding structures and sources are subject to modification, changes in the demographic structure are inevitable, and a large cause for concern (Government of Ontario). As stated by Ontario Health, “we’re living longer and baby boomers are reaching the age where they’ll need more healthcare ...the number of seniors in Ontario alone will double over the next 20 years …with the cost of care for a senior being three times higher than for the average person” (Government of Ontario). In essence, Canadian provinces were spending forty six cents of every dollar of social programs for health care in 2010, and that is projected to rise (TD Bank Financial Group). Both the federal and provincial governments may be forced to subject other social programs (i.e. education) to funding cuts in order to maintain our care standards. To further complicate the ...
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