BILL C-213 : PHARMACARE FOR ALL

Published: September 1, 2020
Categorised in: In the House

In February, I introduced Bill C 213 – the Canada Pharmacare Act, an historic step in the history of our country.The bill is seconded by national NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and supported by millions of Canadians across the country. Supporters are people like Jim, who has to beg at the entrance of Parliament Hill to find the money each month to pay for his medication, and Cole, a constituent whose family pays $1,000 a month for medication that keeps one member of their family alive. The Canada Pharmacare Act would ensure universal, comprehensive, and public pharmacare that is accessible and affordable, the very principles of universal medicare.

– Topping up your prescription, not toppling your budget. Canadian families will save more than $500 a year on average – even if they have insurance at work or school. And businesses currently providing health insurance will save around $600 per employee, and be confident that their whole employee team is covered.

– Saving money means saving lives. Bulk buying on medication undercuts inflated prescription costs set by private companies, and lets us lower costs dramatically by negotiating prices as a country. We can save $4.2 billion and use that money to give better coverage to all Canadians.

– Use your health card, not your credit card. No more worrying about paying your deductible, co-pay, or premium. No more stress over how you’ll fill your kid’s prescription and still buy groceries. No more anxiety about your friends and family who need expensive medications to stay healthy – all you’ll need is your health card, and you’ll get the medication your doctor says you need.

Add your name to my petition and share your support!

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Bill C-213: Pharmacare for All

In February, I introduced Bill C 213 - the Canada Pharmacare Act, an historic step in the history of our country.The bill is seconded by national NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and supported by millions of Canadians across the country. Supporters are people like Jim, who has to beg at the entrance of Parliament Hill to find the money each month to pay for his medication, and Cole, a constituent whose family pays $1,000 a month for medication that keeps one member of their family alive. The Canada Pharmacare Act would ensure universal, comprehensive, and public pharmacare that is accessible and affordable, the very principles of universal medicare.
- Topping up your prescription, not toppling your budget. Canadian families will save more than $500 a year on average – even if they have insurance at work or school. And businesses currently providing health insurance will save around $600 per employee, and be confident that their whole employee team is covered.

- Saving money means saving lives. Bulk buying on medication undercuts inflated prescription costs set by private companies, and lets us lower costs dramatically by negotiating prices as a country. We can save $4.2 billion and use that money to give better coverage to all Canadians.

- Use your health card, not your credit card. No more worrying about paying your deductible, co-pay, or premium. No more stress over how you’ll fill your kid’s prescription and still buy groceries. No more anxiety about your friends and family who need expensive medications to stay healthy – all you’ll need is your health card, and you’ll get the medication your doctor says you need.

Add your name to my petition and share your support!

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En février, j'ai présenté le projet de loi C-213 - la Loi sur l'assurance-médicaments au Canada, une étape historique dans l'histoire de notre pays. Le projet de loi est soutenu par le chef du NPD, Jagmeet Singh, et par des millions de Canadiens à travers le pays. Les partisans sont des gens comme Jim, qui doit mendier à l'entrée de la colline du Parlement pour trouver l'argent nécessaire chaque mois pour payer ses médicaments, et Cole, un concitoyen dont la famille paie 1 000 dollars par mois pour des médicaments qui permettent à un membre de leur famille de rester en vie. La loi canadienne sur l'assurance-médicaments garantirait un régime universel, complet et public, accessible et abordable, les principes mêmes de l'assurance-maladie universelle.

- Procurez vous des médicaments sur ordonnance, sans vous endetter. Les familles canadiennes économiseront en moyenne plus de 500 dollars par an - même si elles ont une assurance au travail ou à l'école. Et les entreprises qui fournissent actuellement une assurance maladie économiseront environ 600 dollars par employé, et auront la certitude que toute leur équipe d'employés est couverte.

- Économiser de l'argent, c'est sauver des vies. L'achat en gros de médicaments permet de réduire les coûts de prescription gonflés par les entreprises privées et de réduire considérablement les coûts en négociant les prix au niveau national. Nous pouvons économiser 4,2 milliards de dollars et utiliser cet argent pour offrir une meilleure couverture à tous les Canadiens.

- Utilisez votre carte d'assurance-maladie, pas votre carte de crédit. Ne vous souciez plus de payer votre franchise, votre quote-part ou votre prime. Plus de stress lié à la façon dont vous allez remplir l'ordonnance de votre enfant tout en continuant à faire vos courses. Vous n'aurez plus à vous inquiéter pour vos amis et votre famille qui ont besoin de médicaments coûteux pour rester en bonne santé - tout ce dont vous aurez besoin, c'est de votre carte d'assurance-maladie et vous recevrez les médicaments dont votre médecin vous a prescrit.

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