No one should be forced to choose between filling their prescriptions and feeding their family. Canada can do better. Act now and urge our government to get to work on implementing universal public pharmacare! Canada’s nurses have long understood that pharmacare needs to be part of Medicare. Universal pharmacare would ensure access for all, while saving our system billions of dollars every year. Canadians also agree.
A recent poll commissioned by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has 87 percent of Canadians supporting a pharmacare program and 86 percent wanting to see the federal government play a major role in making prescription drugs more affordable.
The Liberal government committed to introducing pharmacare legislation in Canada by the end of 2023, following the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare’s final report confirming that a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare system is the best option for Canada. It’s time to follow through, and an overwhelming of Canadians agree. We need to see action now!