Federal Transfer Payments and how they affect healthcare funding in Canada

The Canadian fiscal transfer system is relatively simple and designed to address fiscal imbalances arising from economic differences across provinces and territories that are related to per capita income and natural resource endowments.

An era of restraint in health care spending in Canada

From a high of $3,915 (2012 dollars), real provincial and territorial government health spending per capita has declined by 3.9 percent to reach an estimated $3,762. Is this a permanent bending of the health care cost curve or a temporary pause?