Currently, in Canada, there is, to put it bluntly, a patchwork of prescription drug coverage which is expensive and unfair, leaving our most vulnerable citizens without coverage. Across Canada, coverage varies from person to person, province to province.
As our population ages, this “system” is only going to get worse. Far too many citizens have very inadequate or no coverage at all.
It is time for a universal, single-payer, public pharmacies system available to all Canadian residents. There is a federal election coming this fall. I will be voting for a party that includes a universal pharmacare plan for all Canadians. I am hoping that other Canadian voters will also look to the party who includes this important issue in their consideration when voting in 2019.
Sharon Manoloudis, Burnaby