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Slides and Video Now Available: The Case for Universal Pharmacare
The Case for Universal Pharmacare
Friday, September 27, 2019
Access to medicine is a human right.
Every high-income country with a universal health care system provides universal coverage of prescription drugs – except Canada. Medical and hospital services, including medicines used in hospitals, are almost entirely publicly funded in Canada, but only 42 percent of prescription drug expenditures outside of hospitals are publicly financed. Join us on September 27 for a webinar presented by the Alliance for Healthier Communities and health policy professor Steve Morgan, as Dr. Morgan makes the case for Universal Pharmacare in Canada.
Dr. Steve Morgan is a professor of health policy at the University of British Columbia. His research focusses on policies to provide universal access to appropriately prescribed, affordably priced, and equitably financed prescription drugs. Dr. Morgan has published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers, received more than $4 million in peer-reviewed research grants, and provided policy advice to governments across Canada and around the world. He has won many awards for his work. Most recently, Dr. Morgan was named the 2019 Emmet Hall Laureate for career-long contributions to health system equity, fairness, justice and efficiency.