1 in 3 Atlantic Canadians have no prescription drug coverage.
1 in 4 Canadians have no access to drug coverage. Further, 1 in 10 haven’t filled prescriptions in the past year due to cost. Canada is the only developed country with a public health care system that does not cover pharmaceuticals.
A universal pharmacare program would save $11 billion annually.
A full national, first-dollar pharmacare program would give Canadians the medication they need while creating funds to improve other parts of the health system.