September 29, 2023 — As federal Liberal and NDP MPs work to finalize a bill this session on their joint commitment of national pharmacare coverage , Pollara Strategic Insights is releasing this comprehensive survey of how Canadians understand the idea of national pharmacare, where it ranks in their health priorities, and their preferences on the design of the program.
In short, Canadians are fair and compassionate. They want people who don’t have drug coverage to have it. They want the failings of the current health system addressed more urgently. And they believe that achieving universality through support for the underinsured is a better approach than reinventing the pharmacare wheel with an expensive, new government program.