Robin Tress is the Executive Director of the Council of Canadians, a progressive organization that has been advocating for a national, public Pharmacare program for years.
Robin discusses the benefits of Pharmacare, which would provide all Canadians with access to the prescription medicines they need. People would be healthier and many would no longer have the economic burden of paying for medications out-of-pocket. She also discusses the savings that Pharmacare would create throughout the Canadian economy as a whole.
Canada remains the only country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t include prescription medication.