Where does Canada’s health care money come from?
In 2015, about 70% of total health expenditure will come from the public sector
Who is paying for these services?
Projected for 2015
- Provincial and territorial governments: 66%
- Other public sector: 5%
- Out of pocket: 14%
- Private insurance: 12%
- Other: 3%
The Canadian Institute for Health Information, National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2014.
- Since 1997, the public-sector share of total health expenditure has remained relatively stable at around 70%.
- It is estimated that private-sector spending will account for 29.3% of total health expenditure in 2015. The private sector was made up of 3 spending categories, the largest of which was out-of-pocket spending (14.2%), followed by private health insurance (11.9%) and non-consumption (3.2%).
- Services covered under the Canada Health Act, such as hospitals and physicians, are financed mainly by the public sector, while drugs and other professionals are financed primarily from private-sector sources.
- Out-of-pocket expenditure accounted for 48.4% of private-sector expenditure in 2013, down from 58.1% in 1988.
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