Building National Pharmacare on a Flawed Foundation | Policy Magazine

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Published: 9 February 2023

February 6, 2023 | As Canada sets forth to build a national pharmacare plan, following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, MPP candidate Anmol Gupta wrote this op-ed to address the need to  reflect on the performance of the public system before it's expanded to cover all Canadians. Anmol is a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and a Doctor of Medicine candidate in the United States . Kevin Page is the President of the Institute of Fiscal Studies  and Democracy at the University of Ottawa, former Parliamentary Budget Officer and a contributing writer for Policy Magazine. 

"Either way, planning for pharmacare unveils the dire need for transparency in the current system — something our federal and provincial leaders might just be able to work together to fix. Doing so will only strengthen the foundation needed for Canada’s eventual transition to universal pharmacare."

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