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Canadian Liberal Party

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Lojack, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  2. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  3. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  4. Mondieu

    Mondieu TRIBE Member

    Trudeau, baiting Pence on abortion was an unnecessary, possibly self-destructive thing. This question has been asked and answered by both populaces. He’s not doing himself any favours by making this an issue. The COC have already made their position clear. Little try-hards like Oosterhoff are already hurting the party from within.

    Ponyboy needs to account for his own shit, not deflect - like Spaboy on a stuck-rube mission to nowhere.
     
  5. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  6. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

  7. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  8. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    Libs busted soliciting donations in the US and UK via FB. big no no.
    They say they " have no idea how that happened ".

    sadly any articles on this seem to be behind paywalls.
     
  9. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

  10. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    National pharmacare, how progressive
     
  11. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    What does that mean?
    If it goes through, it means most prescriptions will be free – the government would work with the provinces and territories to create a system where prescription drug coverage is integrated into the public healthcare system. The recommended start date is 2022. Right now, your prescription meds are either out-of-pocket expenses or covered through work benefits. A national pharmacare system would operate the same way as Canada’s public healthcare system – covered and supported by federal funding but managed by the provinces and territories. A universal prescription drug plan would provide coverage for a national list of prescription drugs, beginning with a small list of “essential medicines.” Canadians spent $34-billion on prescription meds last year. This universal plan would save Canadians $350 per year.
     
  12. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Here’s a brief rundown of the proposal:


    • The plan would be phased in, starting with a “carefully chosen list of essential medicines” in 2022.
    • A comprehensive master list would be in place by 2027, when the $15.3-billion cost kicks in.
    • The council says centralizing the power to negotiate prices would significantly reduce what Canada spends per capita on prescription drugs, currently among the highest in the world.
    • The drugs selected would be virtually free for all Canadians, with a co-pay of $2 per prescription (those with low incomes would be exempt).
    Opposition: Private plans are on track to cover $19.8-billion come 2027, and those insurers don’t want to lose their existing business. Tory Leader Andrew Scheer is warning that the plan would lead to higher taxes.


    Trade-offs: Ditching private options could mean slower access to new drugs, and maybe no access to some drugs if pharma companies choose not to do business. André Picard writes: “Canadians have to know, upfront, that putting their values into practice will come at a cost, monetary and otherwise.” (for subscribers)


    The provincial sell: Even if the plan is pursued, the federal government would need to persuade provinces and territories to join. That may require measures like transfer payments and flexibility on when provinces could join.


    The election factor: With the Liberals behind the Conservatives in the polls, Campbell Clark says Trudeau and co. have political incentives to embrace the ambitious universal plan. “They would be happy to force Scheer to run against a $2-per-prescription drug plan because it’s too costly,” he writes
     
  13. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

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