Friday, August 13, 2004

From the Calgary Herald:
Prime minister gives premiers' pharmacare proposal cold shoulder
Prime Minister Paul Martin cold-shouldered the idea of a national pharmacare plan Thursday, suggesting the proposal from Canada's premiers was too costly.

The health system faces too many pressures in various areas for the government to pour all that money into one new program, the prime minister suggested.

The government supports a smaller-scale drug plan but also wants to use available funding to reduce waiting lists by creating a national home-care program and training more doctors, he said.

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