Canada has been kicking the tires on a national universal pharmacare plan for a long time. A new report does us a favour by outlining some of the history.
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Linda Silas of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union discusses the fight for a national pharmacare guided by principles of universality, single payer, public administration, and national formulary.
The federal government has set up an Advisory Council to look at putting in place a pharmacare plan for Canada. Please submit your comments by September.
A new report by the Canadian Federation of Nurse Unions on shortfalls in prescription drug coverage.
"I applaud the Liberal members and MPs who have championed this pharmacare resolution throughout the Liberal policymaking process,” said Linda Silas, President of the CFNU
The finance minister’s backing away from a universal public drug plan a betrayal of the expressed desire of Canadians for what has been called the “unfinished business” of Medicare.
Nearly one million Canadians spent less on necessities like food and heat to afford their prescriptions in 2016. Read the study findings and join the fight for pharmacare.
A single-payer, national public drug plan will realise the greatest cost savings for everyone, create equal access to medicine across the country, and help build comprehensive public health care.
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