Source: Abacus Data
Abacus Data released a report today relating to polling commissioned by CLHIA that says nearly three-quarters of Canadians support an approach to pharmacare that provides coverage for those who do not have it without impacting the coverage of those who do. This view is held consistently across geographic regions and also with Canadians who identify with the three major national parties. While Canadians like the idea of a pharmacare initiative, they prefer an approach that supports the needs of those who do not have drug insurance coverage today, while ensuring that those who do have a benefits plan do not find their plan put at risk. Also, more than 70% in every part of the country favour a targeted “fill the gaps” style approach over a single government plan covering everyone. Read the Abacus Data report.