Expert panel calls for $15B universal, single-payer pharmacare

An advisory council set up by the Liberals has proposed the biggest change to Canadian healthcare in decades. It calls it a national project, a transformation, and a universal public program for prescription drugs. The research of Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician and a scientist at St. Michael’s MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, was cited in the report as “a starting point” for determining which drugs all Canadians should have free access to.

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