Massive Lobby for a National Public Drug Plan on Parliament Hill during National Medicare Week
WHEN: All day on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
WHERE: Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON
WHO: The Canadian Health Coalition, a national public health care advocacy organization
WHY: Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t cover prescription medication. Our current system leaves 1 in 10 Canadians unable to fill their prescription because the cost is prohibitive. It leaves a patchwork system of coverage where medicine accessibility and affordability varies across the country. A National Public Drug Plan would solve these issues and others. It would ensure everyone can access the medicines they need while saving Canadians $11 billion a year.