The Canadian Press

2004-08-12 | Martin Pharmacare

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A national pharmacare plan got a cold shoulder from Prime Minister Paul Martin. Speaking in Nunavut on August 12th, Martin said the proposal from Canada's premiers was too costly. He said the health-care system was facing too many different pressures to focus so many resources on one costly new program. (In July, the premiers asked Ottawa to create and fund a national pharmacare program. Experts estimated the cost of such a plan at seven to 12 billion dollars annually.)

Date: 2004-08-12
Placeline: IQALUIT, Nunavut.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the question of affordability is one thing but but essentially if you talk to anybody about the needs of the Healthcare System it is multifaceted it is not limited to only one area carries very important abbreviation of medical professionals is another >>