The Advisory Council for the Implementation of National Pharmacare has released its final report to the Federal Government.
At Mercer, we believe that the status quo is unsustainable. In September 2018, we submitted to the Council our proposed model for National Pharmacare, which would have helped stabilize Medicare while plugging gaps in the Canadian healthcare system.
The plan the Council has released takes a very different approach.
Some elements of the plan are welcome while we feel other elements pose risks. Providing a reality check for many of the plan details brings this into focus.
The plan is incredibly generous, and we worry that it would provide little encouragement for consumerism and be unsustainable in the long term.
Highlights of the plan:
Read our full critique of the new plan, and find out why Mercer believes that the proposed National Pharmacare plan just released is not just unrealistic – it is likely unsustainable.
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