Taxing health benefits would ‘dramatically’ raise health-care costs: CLHIA

Well, I thought I’d seen it all in this business.  Provincially we’ve had promises of free drugs, healthcare, dental, and combinations of all three.  Now Federally 9the one really looking at pharmacare seem to be investigating the possibility of taxing health benefits to employee again.  I’m not sure if the goal is to drive employers out of Ontario or Canada, but it sure seems like it some days.  Let’s just concentrate on the nice weather instead!

While a new report shows that introducing a tax on employer-paid health benefits would add $3.8 billion to the federal government’s coffers in the 2018 tax year, it would also dramatically raise health-care costs for many Canadians…