Our new report, A Prescription for Better Medicine: How universal pharmacare would give Canada an economic advantage, shows how universal pharmacare would save businesses money, improve the competitiveness of Canada’s labour market, and bring down labour costs in Canada as drug benefits would no longer be a part of labour negotiations.
The Council of Canadians campaigns to strengthen public health care and stop privatization. We believe that everyone – provincial and territorial governments, First Nations and the federal government – should come together to renegotiate a Health Care Accord that delivers better, more efficient, quality public health care. The accord should include a national pharmacare program and better home care and long-term care for our aging population. All Canadians should have access to the same services and quality of care provided by a national, public system.