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Collage of Singh, Trudeau, and prescription pills

Annie Gugliotta

Showdown looms on prescription drug care in Canada

Outside observers who expect Canada’s “universal” and “socialized” healthcare to be both universal and socialized are often surprised to learn that the country doesn’t have a universal prescription drug plan paid for by the government. While individual provinces may have their own plans, particularly for catastrophically high drug costs, millions of Canadians have little or no prescription drug plans, and plenty more rely on employer or private plans.
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