Seniors on OAS get 57¢ more in Jan/16. By setting the increase aside for 12 months, they can buy a cauliflower for Christmas. #cdnpoli
— Norm Farrell (@Norm_Farrell) January 3, 2016
Unfortunately, there may be no cauliflowers for Christmas among seniors in British Columbia. Premier Clark’s government just took more than five times the January OAS increase by raising an individual’s medical services plan premium from $72 a month to $75. In the current year, MSP premiums will bring in more than 40% of the take from personal income taxes when Christy Clark took control of the Liberal government.
Here is how medical revenues have changed over time.