[WATCH] The Walrus Talks at Home: Pharmacare

Rethinking the current state of prescription drug coverage in Canada

The Walrus Talks at Home: Pharmacare

Rethinking the current state of prescription drug coverage in Canada

Would universal prescription drug coverage create a healthier Canada?

Canada is the only country in the world with a universal health care system that does not provide universal prescription drug coverage. This lack of coverage impacts our economy, the health care and long-term care sectors, and the everyday lives of many. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted flaws in our existing approach. With the federal government’s recent commitment to developing the Canada Pharmacare Act, how do we move toward a more affordable, accessible, and consistent prescription drug program across all provinces and territories?

The Walrus Talks at Home: Pharmacare will bring together four experts to share their insights on our current system’s challenges and discuss what could be possible. Join us to learn more about how dignity, security, and well-being can be front and centre in this vital health conversation.
Dr. Steve Morgan, Linda silas, Dr. Samir Sinha, Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger

Featuring:

  • Dr. Steve Morgan, Professor, School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia
  • Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
  • Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Health Policy Research, National Institute on Ageing
  • Dr. Durhane Wong-Rieger, President & CEO, Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders

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