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Have your say: Did Commons committee get it right on pharmacare?

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Gord:

The answer is probably a combination and not either of the choices independently. The current provincial formularies are very different from each other and some standardization is needed. A more common program for all provinces would help significantly in bulk purchasing. Using the provincial plans in coordination with employer plans makes ultimate sense as they are typically quite varyingly different. The National program would cover the gaps above what the provincial programs could finance and anyone missed and after coordination with employer plans. The national program would be like a top up plan or last stop loss payer. Pharmaceutical companies could drop their programs of cost assistance and join in at the national level to offset high costs. Whole thing would work better.

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