Canada needs a pharmacare program

Why is it that Canada, with a world-renowned medicare system, is lagging so far behind all other western democracies, except the U.S., in providing pharmacare?

Millions of Canadian daily forgo necessary drug treatments due to the lack of money to pay for expensive prescriptions. Their meagre incomes go to pay for basic survival needs such as food, shelter, heating, hydro and transportation, etc. All this on stagnant if not decreasing social-assistance benefits or low-return pension plans and meagre savings.

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