Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t include prescription medication.
A publicly funded, universal drug coverage program paid for by progressive taxation – also known as Pharmacare – would provide all Canadians with access to the prescription medicines they need. People would be healthier and many would no longer have the economic burden of paying for medications out-of-pocket.
It’s time that Canada lived up to its original promise over fifty years ago and establish a fully universal health care system that works for everyone. It’s time for the federal government to create a universal, comprehensive, publicly-administered and sustainable Pharmacare program.