The Health Action Lobby strongly believes that fiscal policy and health policy must be balanced. The federal fiscal policy adopted over the past several years of withdrawing health contributions has seriously jeopardized the integrity of Canada's health care system. In fact, the federal government's involvement in health financing will eventually be eliminated unless corrective action is taken. HEAL has outlined in this brief the consequences and specifics of a continuation of these cuts: it will be more and more difficult to safeguard Canada's national health care system, a system which is greatly supported by Canadians across the country and which contributes to the country's economic competitiveness.

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