Federal NDP rolls out Pharmacare Plan nearly 6 months before expected federal election date
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks to reporters after the tabling of the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Canada is the only country in the world with universal health care that doesn’t cover medication. The plan is projecting a savings of $4.2 billion in prescription costs across Canada.
According to numbers provided by the NDP, nearly 2 million Canadians didn’t fill a prescription last year because they couldn’t afford it. On top of that, one in five Canadians has no drug coverage at all.