WHEREAS a National Public Drug Plan (Universal Pharmacare) would reduce prescription drug spending by a massive 41%, thus saving up to $11.4 billion, and
WHEREAS Canada remains the only developed country with a universal healthcare system that does not include prescription drug coverage,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation (NPF) continue to demand that the Federal Government pass legislation to provide a National Public Drug Plan (Universal Pharmacare program), and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Pensioners Federation (NPF) write directly to Canadian Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott, requesting she take a positive stance towards promoting a National Public Drug Plan and advocate for such a plan to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health Study on the Development of a National Pharmacare Program.
Submitted by BC FEDERATION OF RETIRED UNION MEMBERS (BC FORUM) and CONGRESS OF UNION RETIREES OF CANADA