April 10, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

The figures in Manitoba show that about 90 per cent of the cost is borne by the province and 10 per cent, roughly, by the individual. Those are the figures given to us by the province and we had this whole thing thrashed out with the provinces a year ago. The hon. member can get these figures and he will see that they are correct. I think that in the case of tuberculosis it is higher than that but in the case of mental illness I think it is around 90 per cent, although I am speaking roughly.

Topic:   HEALTH INSURANCE
Subtopic:   AUTHORIZATION OF PAYMENTS FROM CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND
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