The Health Action Lobby (HEAL) is a coalition of 34 national health and consumer associations and organizations dedicated to protecting and strengthening Canada's health system, collectively representing over a half million providers and consumers of health services in Canada. It is with this comprehensive membership, and its broad lens, that HEAL presents three recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s deliberations leading to Budget 2012.

Mindful that a healthy population is critical to a sustained economic recovery and future productivity and prosperity, HEAL has identified three areas where we believe the Government of Canada can play an important role in advancing the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the health system, and create quality jobs that contribute to a balanced budget.

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