The demographic bubble that is threatening health care is finite. Most of us baby boomers will die within 15 years. This baby boomer bubble has been common knowledge for decades. The governments have ignored it by failing to save money for it, and by failing to ensure that the administration of the system is as cost-effective as possible. For the next 15 years it will be a budget balancing act to continue providing health care not just to seniors, but to all of us. We are facing choices. Health care is not on the cutting block. Neither is education. This problem will require federal and provincial governments to work together at some point as this affects all Canadians. These choices define us. We need a fiscally prudent government, and there is no indication federally or provincially that that is possible.
Sandra Crosson, Victoria