A national Pharmacare plan could save British Columbians approximately 1.14 billion dollars per year, according to Canada’s Labour Leaders.
The topic figures to be a key point as the Premiers Meetings continue in New Brunswick today.
Premier Horgan brought up national pharmacare as one of his focal points for the meetings.
According to statistics brought forward in yesterday’s Council of the Federation meeting, the savings could provide nearly 400 thousand more British Columbians with care via 78 more community health centres, and could provide significantly improved senior health care.
The BC Federation of Labour was one of many labour groups to give support for the idea of a single-payer Universal Pharmacare system.