The Canadian Press

2015-06-08 | Pharmacare

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Some provincial and territorial health ministers meeting in Toronto want the federal government to help create a national pharmacare program to pay for prescription drugs. Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister Steve Kent says this year's federal election is a good time to focus all the federal political parties on the issue of pharmacare. (British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake says the provinces and territories could set up a national pharmacare program without the federal government, but most of his colleagues say they need Ottawa's participation.)

Date: 2015-06-08
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have a real problem in this country when it comes to access to prescription drugs there's a real requirement for federal government leadership and I think a year when there's a federal election happening is an ideal time to get all political parties focused on National pharmacare I think a lot of us agree on where we want to get but I'm not sure anybody fully understand yet how we're going to get there >>