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Policy Briefing: Health Policy Briefing
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on Nov. 14, 2019, in the prime minister's West Block office. Mr. Davies says Mr. Singh has written to the prime minister and other opposition leaders seeking input on the NDP's pharmacare private member's bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Let’s work together to make pharmacare a reality: NDP MP Davies

NDP health critic Don Davies says the Canada Pharmacare Act will be the party's first private member's bill introduced this session.
Value-based healthcare "explicitly prioritizes focusing on achieving health outcomes that matter to patients relative to the cost of achieving those outcomes" and has been tried in other countries.
Opinion|Janice Keefe
Long-term care is not adequately prepared or equipped to meet the complex care realities of today’s and tomorrow’s residents, writes Janice Keefe.
It’s lacking in one key area—allowing preconditions to be set up prior to one’s health deteriorating to the point that you no longer qualify for MAID even though you want to end your life. 
Minister Lametti said he intends to table a bill in February, a month before the Quebec court deadline.
Opinion|Shawn Whatley
Patient hospitals have worked in Europe, and should be adopted in Canada, writes Shawn Whatley.
Professor Heather Keller's research has shown malnourishment is prevalent in Canadian long-term care facilities.
Elimination of the funding for our most talented does not make sense; certainly it makes it unlikely we will ever meet the 2013 expectations of the former governor general.
Opinion|Sharon Batt
Industry-funded patient-advocacy groups have drowned out the voices of the patient community. In the lead-up to a national pharamcare policy, the government has a chance to change course for the better, writes Sharon Batt.

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