Universal Pharmacare for all Canadians too many advantages to ignore
Canada is the only developed nation in the world with a universal health care program that does not include a universal prescription drug plan. Instead, Canada has a patchwork of providers, resulting in the second highest drug costs globally, right behind the United States. As many as 8.4 million Canadians have no prescription drug coverage at all, disproportionately affecting women and young workers. Unifor has been successful in negotiating prescription drug coverage for many of our members, but there are still members who lack or have incomplete coverage. Unifor is pushing for a Universal Pharmacare program. Such a program would have many benefits, better health care for all Canadians, reduce costs and give us an edge at the bargaining table when negotiating contracts. Too many advantages to ignore.
We are asking our members to fill out the survey and support a National Pharmacare Program, takes about 10 minutes ..Take the survey
- Download our new pharmacare backgrounder
- Read the letter from Unifor President Jerry Dias
- Download the joint union- employer letter for employers to sign onto
- Get municipal motion passed at your city council
- Large pharmacare poster
- Lettersize pharmacare poster
At the Canadian Council in August 2017, Unifor members voted overwhelmingly in support of a recommendation to participate in a national pharmacare campaign. See all of the recommendations here.