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Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong$
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Yue Chim Richard Wong

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390625

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.001.0001

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Health Care and Rising Public Budgets

Health Care and Rising Public Budgets

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(p.231) 32 Health Care and Rising Public Budgets
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Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong
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Yue Chim Richard Wong

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0032

Increases in public spending on health expenditures alone cannot be accommodated under the present fiscal arrangements without severely sacrificing the quality of health care. Politically, no government can even contemplate such an outcome, given the power of the elderly vote. Health is not the only issue that will be seriously impacting future fiscal budget. The most important issue is how to manage public spending for an aging population.

Keywords:   Aging population, Public expenditures, Health care, Public budgets

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