In August 2015, the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association – the body that represents 80,000 physicians making it the largest association of medical doctors in Canada – adopted a motion stating, “The Canadian Medical Association endorses the concept of a basic income guarantee”.

Making support of Basic Income the official position of the Canadian Medical Association.

Why do doctors think that basic income adds up?

“According to a 2011 report, low-income residents in Saskatoon alone consume an additional $179 million in health care costs than middle
income earners.20 A 2010 study by CIHI found increased costs for avoidable hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions were $89 million for males and $71 million for females with an additional $248 million in extra costs related to excess hospitalizations for
mental health reasons.