By Paul Kershaw | Published in The Hub on March 7, 2024

Alberta’s 2024 budget ramps up funding for a medical care system that already spent more per person than in B.C. and Ontario, while achieving poorer health outcomes.

Big spending on medical care gets Alberta the best paid doctors in the country. But not the most doctors.

Wellbeing, especially for younger residents, is collateral damage. Because the budget spends relatively little where their health begins — like affordable homes, quality child care, poverty reduction, and a stable planet.

The path to a healthier Alberta requires a course correction — one that invests more urgently in the building blocks for a healthy society than on medical care. 

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