British Columbia: All taxes are being diverted into Health Care
The tax take from the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), the Medical Services Premium (MSP), health transfers from the federal government, tobacco taxes and lottery revenues will now go to health care.
However, simply rebranding existing taxes as "health taxes" won't make people like them any more than they do right now. More importantly, it won't do anything about the real problem, namely out-of-control health-care costs.
...It (health care spending) now totals $16.5 billion, and will climb to $17.9 billion by 2012, or 42 per cent of government spending.So, health care spending will total 42% of government spending by 2012? Health Care is sucking up greater and greater amounts of government revenues to the point that all taxes are being diverted to health care. Does this sound like a model that we should be emulating?