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“CANADIANS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO RACK UP CREDIT CARD DEBT TO GET THE MEDICINE THEIR FAMILY NEEDS,”

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Published on February 10, 2019 with No Comments

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh outlined his party’s plan to provide medication coverage for all Canadians by announcing the NDP would implement a universal, public, comprehensive pharmacare system across Canada. While the Liberal government’s leaked plan on prescription drugs was welcomed news for insurance and pharmaceutical companies, many have pointed out it will leave millions of Canadians unable to afford the medication they need.

“Too many Canadians skip the medicine they need, end up in the ER, or cut their pills in half because they can’t afford the cost of their medication. Mr. Trudeau’s government is putting the profits of drug and insurance companies ahead of Canadians,” said Singh. “Canadians should not have to empty their wallets or rack up credit card debt just to get the medicine their family needs.”

Canada is the only industrialized country with a public healthcare system that does not include coverage for prescription drugs. Singh’s medication-coverage-for-all plan would include the costs of prescription drugs into Canada’s existing healthcare system and would utilize the negotiating power of 37 million Canadians to lower the overall costs of drugs. Meanwhile, the Trudeau government plan was leaked to media last week revealing the Liberals are unwilling to go beyond a ‘limited’ and ‘industry-friendly model of pharmacare’.

Mr. Trudeau continues to side with the richest corporations instead of doing what’s right for everyday Canadians struggling with the high costs of housing and expensive medication,” added Singh. “Instead of giving billions of public dollars in tax breaks and giveaways to the most profitable corporations, I would make different choices. I would implement a universal, public, comprehensive pharmacare system that covers the cost of medication for every Canadian.”

 

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