National pharmacare strategy to preserve existing system: Morneau

No one is exactly sure what the recent budget announcement will mean, but I’m guessing that employee benefit plans are NOT going to be dropping their drug plans anytime soon.  Both the Kirby and Romanow Reports, of 15 years ago, pointed to improving prescription drug coverage, but little if anything has progressed on a national level.  Maybe this time?

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the national pharmacare committee assembled this week will preserve the best parts of Canada’s existing drug plans, rather than abandon them in pursuit of a new, country-wide universal program.