Premier John Horgan is hoping there’ll be progress by the end of the summer on a new health care cost-sharing deal with the federal government.
Horgan says staff shortages in the medical profession aren’t unique to B.C., they’re being felt around the world.
It’s estimated almost a million people in our province don’t have a family doctor.
Horgan added the only way to solve the situation is for the federal government to increase its contributions to the cost.
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Right now, Ottawa pays 22 per cent of the health care bill in Canada, the provinces want that increased to 35 per cent.
Such an increase would provide B-C with more than six-billion dollars a year in additional funding.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire