One in 10 Canadians struggles to pay for their drug treatment even when they have insurance.
This means that millions of patients fail to fill or refill prescriptions, or skip doses to cut costs.
This raises the question whether Canada should institute a universal drug insurance plan (Pharmacare)
As of now public prescription drug coverage tends to be limited to seniors and people on social assistance.
(Quebec is the only province where all residents have drug insurance; low income residents are covered by the state, but others must purchase it from private insurers.)
Doctors say a national drug plan would lower costs, not increase them.
Canadians spent $26.1-billion on presciption drugs in 2010.
Should Canada havea national drug plan?
What do you think?