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B.C. Budget shortsighted on seniors’ care, sustainability

Victoria — The BC Health Coalition says that the 2013 budget does not take the necessary steps toward improving seniors' care nor ensuring the long term sustainability of the public health care system.

"B.C. needs a system that is there to care for our aging population, yet there is little evidence in this budget to suggest our government intends to take serious action on seniors' care," said BC Health Coalition co-chair Rick Turner of today's budget, which projects a reduction in real health care spending.

Today's budget comes one year after the release of the Provincial Ombudsperson's report on the state of seniors' care in B.C., and since then the Ministry of Health has fully implemented only four of the 141 recommendations made directly to the ministry.

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