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Health Spending

Dr. Michael Rachlis

Growth to health care spending in Canada has slowed substantially in recent years.

And health care spending as a percentage of overall GDP is actually declining in this country.

That's according the 16th edition of the Canadian Institute for Health Information's "National Health Expenditure Trends" report.

Released today, the report contradicts conventional wisdom about out of control, unsustainable spending on health care.

And according to my next guest, that's a misconception that needs to be cleared up.

Doctor Michael Rachlis is a health policy analyst and consultant.

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