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The history of why Canada’s health care system falls short

May 24, 2018
By Christine Sismondo Maclean's


This Jan. 1, Ontario residents who are 24 and younger rang in the new year with a pretty big upgrade to their health care: something called “OHIP+”, which gave young people a government insurance plan for prescription drugs.

Supposedly, that’s just the start for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. If re-elected in June, she’s expected to move forward with a comprehensive provincial Pharmacare system, beginning with coverage for seniors. Last year, health minister Eric Hoskins said he expected Wynne to become Pharmacare’s “Tommy Douglas,” a reference to the man often considered the father of Canadian health care. | READ THE FULL TEST HERE