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The USisiation of Canada is inevitable, as Canada has too much natural resource wealth to escape forever.

Steve


Hmmmm since you mention it, just watched a guy on CBC explain how our National PharmaCare will work assuming the Liberals win the election. Basically it will work just like doctors and hospitals do as in 'Free' at point of service. Only drugs with scientific merit will be covered and there will be a national list rather than allowing differences between provinces.

In theory the provinces each run their Healthcare system but of course the Feds chip in a significant amount of the cost which gives them some say in standards expected.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-health-care-pharmac...

Leader Justin Trudeau commits to $6B over 4 years as 'down payment' to improve system

Kathleen Harris · CBC News · Posted: Sep 23, 2019 9:08 AM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

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Promising to take the "critical next steps" toward a national pharmacare program, party background materials released to journalists say the Liberals are seeking a mandate to design and implement such a program and would negotiate with the provinces and territories to improve health care outcomes.

Holding a campaign event in Hamilton, Ont., Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Liberals "believe in" universal pharmacare as laid out by the advisory council report commissioned by his government. But he said it's not a decision for the federal government alone; it requires partnerships and negotiations across provinces and territories.



https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pharmacare-hoskins-recommen...

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Advisory council calls for $15B universal, single-payer pharmacare plan

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Dr. Eric Hoskins says national program would save $5B annually on drug costs
Kathleen Harris · CBC News · Posted: Jun 12, 2019 9:19 AM ET

An advisory council appointed by the Liberal government is recommending the establishment of a universal, single-payer public pharmacare system.

The council's 171-page report, released Wednesday, calls for the creation of a new drug agency that would draft a national list of prescription medicines that would be covered by the taxpayer, beginning with an initial list of common and essential drugs, by Jan. 1, 2022.

The council recommends that initial list be expanded to a comprehensive plan by Jan. 2, 2027. When fully implemented, the total cost would be $15 billion a year.



Perhaps the Canadianization of USia is inevitable? Nah, wouldn't work, would take decades just to get through the Metric system. }};-D

Tim
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