Jeffrey Simpson: Aging Will Be A Long-Term Drag On Economic Growth
Simpson writes that current estimates predict an "increase of 1 per cent in overall health-care spending...that would be something of the order of $1.4-billion per year in today’s dollars." Our aging population, he says, is poised to be a major drag on economic growth. These is one of many pressing concerns that he says our nation needs to address. In his popular book, Chronic Condition, Simpson explores the shortcomings of the Medicare system and the changes that need to be made to improve the effectiveness of health care in Canada. In his keynotes, The Globe and Mail's National Affairs Columnist expands on the content in his book. He also discusses other pressing issues in politics and current affairs to give audiences an in-depth look into the issues directly affecting their lives.