The Fraser Institute is out with a new study, The Sustainability of Health Care Spending in Canada, that says health care spending could consume nearly half of provincial budgets (47.6%) by the year 2030.
Study co-author Bacchus Barua says given historical trends, inflation expectations, and an aging population, the situation is not sustainable.
The study says last year, almost 43% of program spending by the B.C. Government was on health care.
Only Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador are expected to successfully constrain future spending growth in that area.