The BC Poverty Reduction Coalition made a submission to the MSP Task Force about how the BC government can replace MSP revenues, increase fairness in society and improve the health of British Columbians.
- The BC government should replace the foregone MSP revenue with a combination of personal and business taxes based on the Ontario approach and modelling conducted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-BC).
- The remaining 50 per cent of MSP premiums should be eliminated entirely in Budget 2019/20. Ontario and Alberta both ended health care premiums in one budget cycle.
- There should be no overall loss of provincial revenue as a result of the end of MSP fees in order to ensure that public health care services are not negatively affected.
- All outstanding debt should be waived in recognition that this is an unfair tax that overburdens low-income families. Maintaining the collection of this debt would continue this inequity.
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