IT'S TIME TO LOOK CLOSELY AT HOW WE PAY FOR THE COST OF AN AGING SOCIETY: CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

May 23, 2019

By Jane Brown

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Growing concern is being expressed by members of the Canadian Medical Association over how to pay for the care of Canada’s aging Zoomers.

“You don’t want to get in a situation where it’s just band-aid over band-aid over band-aid. We think it’s really time to show some dedication and commitment to some meaningful changes in the healthcare system, to look after our seniors now and protect them in the future,” explains CMA President Dr. Gigi Osler, who says the governing Liberals in Ottawa should consider a demographic top-up of $21-billion dollars over the next decade focused on improving seniors care.

“What we need now is more care delivered, but in the community, to seniors in their homes and long term care beds,” Osler continues,”So I think we need to take a real hard look at where we spend our money and where we should be spending it.”

The poll found six in ten respondents think they will need to postpone retirement in order to pay for additional health costs.

Dr. Osler joins Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer with more on this issue after Thursday’s noon news.

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