Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Help make real national pharmacare happen

Change is coming to drug insurance in Canada very soon, and we need your help to get the right change.

RNAO renewed its call for a single-payer national pharmacare system, alarmed by a government report that suggested weakening support for that objective.

Canada is the only advanced country with universal health care that lacks pharmacare. The federal government will deliver something it will call a national pharmacare program. The only debate in government is whether to go with a single-payer system – like Canadian Medicare -- or to tinker with the current public-private drug insurance system that is failing so many Canadians.

A proper, single-payer national pharmacare program would be a win-win-win for Canadians:

  • It would improve health by ensuring that all Canadians can access necessary drugs at no cost.
  • It would advance health equity and fairness.
  • It would save Canadians money.

There are two things you can do:

  1. Sign the action alert below and share it with your networks. Urge them to sign and send it to others. You can edit the subject line and email message to add further thoughts.
  2. Share the following on social media : Twitter and Facebook

Copies will be sent to:

  • Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister
  • Honourable Ginette Pettipas Taylor, Minister of Health
  • Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
  • Dr. Eric Hoskins, Chair, and members of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare
  • Marilyn Gladu, Conservative Health Critic
  • Don Davies, NDP Health Critic
  • Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Finance Critic
  • Peter Julian, NDP Finance Critic
  • Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader

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