Parkland Institute
For Immediate Release | June 25, 2009

Health care budget cuts are unnecessary:

Numbers show spending on public health services no higher than in 1990

EDMONTON—The Alberta government’s plans for health care cuts cannot be justified by a lack of finances, according to a review of budgets and spending released today by the Parkland Institute. “Hospital spending has not recovered from the cuts of the 1990s and yet they are being hit again. Those costs are not out of control and cuts are completely unjustified,” says Parkland Research Director Diana Gibson.

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