Local NDP MP Niki Ashton is calling for a universal phramacare program.
In her newest MP report, she pointed out that nearly two million Canadians can’t to afford to fill their prescriptions and for many people this means more trips to the doctor or the hospital hurting their health and costing more in the long run.
As a result hundreds of premature deaths occur each year among working age Canadians that are unable to afford their prescriptions.
Ashton stated that the best solution is to build a universal single payer pharmacare system instead of protecting the profits of big pharmaceutical and insurance companies.
She ended her report by saying in Canada all it should take is a health card not a credit card to stay healthy.