Heal the World, Make it a Better Place - Michael Jackson

Heal the World, Make it a Better Place - Michael Jackson

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I took interest in this issue because I have always felt that healthcare is important since it’s related to our well-being. Although we have free healthcare in Canada, I realize that it would help more families if the cost of prescription drugs is covered. Coming from a family of 7, I can see that my parents have a lot of individuals to take care of and a lot of money would go to medication because if one of us gets sick, then usually the rest of us will get sick. Not only does this affect my family but it has a great impact on my community as well. It puts pressure on household budgets, workplace health plans, and public drug programs. Overall, it is very problematic for Canadians because one in four Canadians cannot afford to take their prescribed medication (“Pharmacare: the Public Solution to Rising Drug Costs.”). Considering that Canadian households spend $450 a year on prescription drugs, $550 on private health plans, with a combined average of over $1,000, lower-income workers tend to not take medication, which leads to further illness and additional pressure on our healthcare systems. To conclude, this concerns every Canadian because people are skipping medication due to the high cost of prescription drugs. Although it may not affect you directly, it certainly affects those you see daily and many families. We can help each other by signing this petition to make Doug Ford and Justin Trudeau notice how significant this issue is and truly make "free Healthcare" costless. 

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