Universal Public Pharmacare

Retired, Dr. Brian Hutchison, presented on Tuesday May 8th.  87% of Canadians support the premise of UPP adding in prescription drugs. Canada doesn't include Pharmacare in Healthcare.
Without prescription drug inclusion, Dr. Hutchison says many folks; young adults, women, indigenous, lower income and those without insurance may skip their medicine doses, purposely reduce their doses so the medication lasts longer, delay filling prescriptions, not fill the prescription or sacrifice other areas in their lives to buy medication.
Who would oppose this plan? Large pharmaceutical providers and insurance companies. 
What's ahead for Canada? Current models around the world are being assessed and recommendations to the government will come between 2018 - 2020. 
Introduced by Rotarian, Dr. Kamal and thanked by Rotarian Alan.