Check out the Banner headline from the Red Deer Advocate on Monday June 16th:
Friends of Medicare Director calls for provincial pharmacare program
Friends of Medicare has a suggestion in keeping with Alberta Health's efforts to cut costs by amalganating health regions - a provincial pharmacare program. "This is where the costs in our medical system are increasing the fastest and exceeding the rate of inflation", said former NDP MLA David Eggen, who is the new executive director of Friends of Medicare in Alberta.
Many people, especially seniors, can't afford the cost pf drugs even with Blue Cross insurance", he said at Red Deer College on Saturday, where Friends of Medicare held its annual general meeting.