ACTION ALERT: STAND UP 4 MEDICARE NATIONAL MEDICARE WEEK (December 2–8, 2012) Dear friend, Health care is a top concern for Canadians, yet the federal government has abdicated its leadership role. There is no plan to meet the needs of the next generation. Nor is the Harper government fulfilling its legal obligations under the Canada Health Act. Instead, responsibility for the future of Medicare is being off-loaded on to the provinces and territories (along with a $36 billion cut to...
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Globe and MailTuesday, Jul 31 2012Marc-André Gagnon The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Jul. 31 2012, 2:00 AM EDT At the recent Council of the Federation meeting, the provinces (except Quebec) announced that they would begin bulk purchasing generic drugs to reduce health-care costs. They also flagged the need to both expand and accelerate group pricing on brand-name pharmaceuticals.
Tuesday, Jul 12 2011Canada is the third most expensive country in the world for brand-name drugs. Studies have shown that a National universal public Pharmacare plan would save billions of dollars for Canadians, improve health outcomes and reduce suffering. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions urges all candidates to support a comprehensive public national drug plan. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions urges all candidates to support a comprehensive public national drug plan. Read the comprehensive report The Economic Case for Universal Pharmacare
Canada’s premiers need to tell the federal government it must come back to the negotiating table with a national health plan that includes public funding for long-term care, home care, palliative care and pharmacare, United Nurses of Alberta President Heather Smith told a news conference today.