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B.C. budget 2014: 'Boring, balanced budget' MSP premiums, tobacco tax to rise, while first-time homebuyers will get some help

By Jenni Sheppard, CBC News Posted: Feb 18, 2014 2:51 PM PT (excerpt)..."MSP premiums rise for 6th time: Medical Services Plan premiums will increase by four per cent, taking the cost for the average family up to $144 per month. Meanwhile, de Jong said, health-care spending will increase $2.5 billion over three years, and will account for 42 per cent of government expenses by 2016-17. "This is significantly less than would have been the case just a few years ago when health-care budgets were increasing by up to five per cent year on year.…Read More

News Campbell's Health 'Conversation' Drives to a Point: Scant support for private fixes, say attendees

By Tom Sandborn, 6 Jul 2007, TheTyee.ca Premier Campbell's "Conversation on Health" all but wraps up at Vancouver's Marriott Pinnacle Hotel tomorrow, July 7. Described in its TV ad as "a conversation we all have to have," the exercise has included hearings across B.C. and cost taxpayers over $10 million.With that conversation ending, B.C.…Read More

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