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Albertans endure abysmal wait times despite 191% health-care spending increase over 15 years

Another budget, another round of growth in health-care spending in Alberta.The projected 3.2 per cent increase in health-care spending this year may sound reasonable at face-value since it’s generally in line with population growth and inflation. What’s missed is that not only does this not account for increased capital spending (such as new medical facilities), but this continued growth comes after years of staggering spending increases by consecutive governments.In fact, over the last 15 years, Alberta’s provincial governments increased health-care spending by 191 per cent—faster than any other province in Canada, and almost double the growth of its economy over

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