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November 17, 2017

Powerful video shows loss of life without pharmacare


As part of the national campaign for universal pharmacare, the Canadian Labour Congress has just launched a powerful new video telling the story of Judy Pope, a Cambridge, Ontario woman forced to make an impossible choice: pay for medication that would prolong her life, or keep her family’s finances and home intact.

A cancer-fighting medication had kept Judy Pope alive for five years, but when her husband Gary’s health insurance switched to a new provider, a cap on coverage meant the Popes were faced with medication costs of more than $3,000 a month.

For more information about the Canadian Labour Congress’ campaign, Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone, visit the website.

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