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WEB EXTRA: Roy Romanow on Future Health Care Costs

Thumbnail image for romanow_roy030605.jpgOne area of concern with an aging population is health care. It's the single largest expense for provincial and territorial governments. Forty-four per cent of all government spending on health care was for seniors.

Roy Romanow believes our health care system is sustainable as the populations ages.That's if we focus more money on seniors' care... and less money on acute care.

Roy Romanow was the Premier of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001. In 2002, he was asked by then Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, to head a Royal Commission on the future of health care in Canada. We reached Roy Romanow in our Saskatoon studio.

Here is his extended conversation with Rod Love:
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