Understanding the Gap 2.0: a Pan-Canadian Analysis of Prescription Drug Insurance Coverage

The Conference Board of Canada, May 6, 2022
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This online experience looks at prescription drug insurance in Canada and the gap between the insured and the uninsured.

Document Highlights

  • Most Canadians—97.2 per cent—are eligible for some form of prescription drug coverage.
  • While the gap in coverage is small, one in 10 Canadians is not enrolled in a prescription drug plan.
  • Enrolment in public drug plans varies from one province to another and is driven by various factors.
  • Even when insured, some Canadians do not have sufficient or equitable access to medications.

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