One of the biggest problems I’ve been hearing on the doorstep in Delta is access to family doctors, mental health services and palliative care. No one should go without the care they need because they don’t have access to the services they need. And no one should have to give up food and heat to be able to pay for health care – whether it’s insulin, inhalers, or mental health support.
That’s why we’re promising to close the gaps and work to make sure every Canadian has access to the health care they need.
Yesterday, Justin Trudeau announced that a re-elected Liberal government will improve people’s access to health care by:
– ensuring that every Canadian can easily find a family doctor or primary care team;
– setting clear national standards for access to mental health services; and
– continuing to make home care and palliative care more available to those who need it.
We will make sure everyone can afford the medications they need by:
– implementing Universal Pharmacare, so that all Canadians have the drug coverage they need at an affordable price;
– establishing the Canada Drug Agency to make drug purchasing more effective and efficient, and implementing a national formulary with partners to set prices; and
– bringing down the cost of lifesaving high-cost drugs for families through the Rare Disease Drug Strategy.