Universal Pharmacare

The NDP tabled Private Member’s Bill C-213, An Act to Enact the Canada Pharmacare Act, in February, 2022. Bill C-213 was groundbreaking new federal legislation, modelled off the Canada Health Act, to establish a universal, single-payer, comprehensive and public pharmacare plan that would have delivered better healthcare and improved the health and lives of millions of Canadians. Unfortunately, most Liberal and Conservative MPs voted against this Bill.

The NDP is fighting for universal pharmacare but, we need your help to keep up the pressure. 

Canada is falling behind, being the only high-income country that has a universal healthcare system, but does not include universal coverage of prescription drugs. The lack of coverage results in 1 in 5 Canadians being unable to afford the medication their doctors prescribe.

In a recent survey conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, nearly 9 in 10 Canadians support a national pharmacare plan like Bill C-213. It is clear, Canada’s healthcare system is falling behind.

We need a Canada Pharmacare Act so people can pay for their medication with their health card instead of their credit card. 

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