Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare releases final report.

Posted on June 20, 2019

The federal Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare recently released its final report. The Council chose a universal public single-payer plan after considering alternatives including a public catastrophic safety-net, like Ontario’s Trillium program; and a universal public-private system, similar to Quebec. At the press conference announcing the report, Chair Eric Hoskins said they also rejected a fill-the-gaps model designed to cover people with insufficient drug insurance.

Read CHPI CEO Brett Skinner's blog explaining why the Council was too quick to dismiss less expensive and less disruptive policy options that would fill the gaps in the current system. 

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