Letters to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Kimberlyn McGrail, an assistant professor at the School of Population And Public Health at UBC, responds to a Toronto Sun editorial that implies that boomers will bankrupt our health system.
“It’s a common refrain, but it isn’t based on the evidence,” writes McGrail. “Our aging population exerts only a small and predictable pressure on health care spending. It is among the least important cost drivers for health care expenditures.”
“It is time to shift the conversation from finger pointing at boomers to a much broader discussion about whether we are getting value for money from our ever increasing utilization of health services in Canada.”

Toronto Sun, Mon Jan 9 2012, Page: 18