Is the government planning to cut health care spending?

No. Any savings on salaries will be reinvested into front-line care for Albertans.

This government has committed to maintain or increase health spending and maintain a universally accessible, publicly funded health care system.

Efforts by previous governments to improve the health system involved unsustainable increases in funding, rather than making farsighted decisions to put Alberta’s health care system on a sustainable, high performing path. Between 2008/09 and 2018/19, provincial health spending increased by 60% - more than double the rate of the province’s revenue growth.

In the last budget, spending on health care was increased by $200 million. Government’s goal is to focus on patient care – increasing access for all Albertans, regardless of where they live and providing high quality health care in the most efficient way possible.

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