PM Trudeau presents $196B 10-year heath care deal with $46B in new funding
by The Canadian Parvasi
PM Justin Trudeau on Tuesday presented to the premiers of Canadian provinces and territories the much-anticipated healthcare deal, detailing a 10-year plan of the federal government and an increased $46.2 billion in new healthcare spending.
At the start of the deal, all provinces and territories will receive an unconditional $2 billion in funding for the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) to aid with the backlogs and burdens faced by Canadian healthcare providers over the past few months. Thereon, a 5% increase in CHT funding will ensue for the next five years, with the funding to be increased by 3% thereafter.
Proposed data indicates that the increments to CHT would lead to around a 61% increase in funding after 10 years.
However, in order to access these funds, provincial governments must commit to “collected, shared, used and reported to Canadians to promote greater transparency on results, and to help manage public health emergencies”, according to background documents accessed by media outlets.
“Canadians should be able to access their own health information and benefit from it being shared between health workers across health settings and across jurisdictions,” the background documents further read.