Quebec looks to introduce health tax on the unvaccinated

Fi . County Canada Looking to levy a health tax on not immune Population because of the pressure they put on the health system.

Professor Nancy Baxter said today that 90 per cent of Quebec, Canada’s second most populous province, has been fully vaccinated and the health tax would be “fair” for those who chose to receive the vaccination.

“It’s not fair to the 90 percent that we’re seeing some kind of paralysis and our health care system is completely clogged with the 10 percent who won’t be vaccinated,” she said.

Signs at the Decarie Square Covid-19 vaccination site in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Members of the province's armed forces have been deployed since January 3 to assist with the third-dose vaccination effort as hospital admissions increase.  Photographer: Graham Hughes/Bloomberg
Quebec eyes health tax on non-vaccinators. (Bloomberg)

“What they want to do is kind of tax the unprotected people.

“So it may have been through your taxes or they billed or withheld money from your tax returns.”

Prof Baxter, who is Canadian, said society still wanted the unvaccinated to receive health care, but that introducing the tax would be more “fair”.

Quebec eyes health tax on non-vaccinators.
Professor Baxter said the health tax would create a fair environment for those who chose to be vaccinated. (9 news)

The health tax has not yet been introduced and must first pass through Canadian courts.

Professor Baxter added that this health tax likely would not work here in Australia.

“So I don’t know if this would really be something that would work in Australia,” she said.

Residents wait in the observation area after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine at the Decarie Square vaccination site in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Members of the armed forces have been deployed to the province since January 3 to assist in the third-dose vaccination effort as hospitalizations rise .  Photographer: Graham Hughes/Bloomberg
The health tax has not yet been passed through the courts. (Bloomberg)

“Especially because Quebec is all a public system. There is no private system.”

“While it’s a different healthcare system here.”

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Instead, she said, the government should reveal the burden the unvaccinated puts on the health system.

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