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Coalition calls for immediate action on pharmacare

Today, the Canadian Health Coalition and 12 other national and regional organizations sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance calling for the federal government toRead More

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Saving money with a National Public Drug Plan

Click here for the pdf version of this document. SAVINGS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS With a national public drug plan to cover everyone, Canada could negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs. We could bargain with theRead More

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Consensus for pharmacare

There is consensus among pro-pharmacare advocates about the principles that must underpin a national pharmacare program in Canada. Over 70 national, provincial and territorial organizations agree that Canadian pharmacare must be a single-payer system thatRead More

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Have your say for pharmacare

The federal government has set up an Advisory Council to look at putting in place a pharmacare plan for Canada. What this Council recommends will decide the kind of plan we get and who willRead More

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Pharmacare: 5 Principles

5 Principles for a National Public Drug Plan Improving the provision of prescription drugs is under discussion, but there are different versions of what a drug plan might look like. To create a fair, healthyRead More

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Letter to the editor: Overdue For Pharmacare

As published in the Globe and Mail, March 8, 2018. Re National Pharmacare Is Possible – But It Won’t Come Easy (March 6): Every developed country with a universal health-care plan already has a nationalRead More

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New PBO Report Finds Lack of National Pharmacare Program Comes at Steep Costs for Taxpayers

Canada is the only country in the world with a universal health care system that does not include access to medicine. This has resulted in 1 in 10 Canadians being unable to afford their prescriptionRead More

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Social Media Resources on a National Public Drug Plan

Tweet Click on “Tweet this” below to let your networks know you support the campaign for a National Public Drug Plan. The message will open in a new window allowing you to edit if youRead More

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Canada’s Premiers are asked to defend public health care and call for federal leadership

Canada wide –  Public health care advocates from social justice organizations, youth and seniors communities, and labour joined in a walk and rally in Whitehorse, Yukon today. They were sending a message to Canada’s PremiersRead More

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New paper calling for a national public drug plan for all

Canada wide- Today the Canadian Health Coalition is launching its policy brief “A National Public Drug Plan for All”. Author Julie White brings together many of the academic studies showing the financial savings, improved drugRead More

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