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June 6, 2019

Universal pharmacare coverage for Canadians is within reach, based on cost estimates in a new C.D. Howe Institute study. In “Filling the Gaps: A Prescription for Universal Pharmacare,” authors Rosalie Wyonch and William Robson find there are ways to close the gaps in prescription drug coverage and protect households from excessive costs when in acute need through the expansion of public insurance.

Rosalie Wyonch
Rosalie Wyonch

Rosalie has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Mathematical Economics from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining the C.D. Howe Institute as a Policy Analyst in 2016, she was a Research Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in the Office of Economic Policy.

William B.P. Robson
William Robson

Bill Robson took office as President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute in July 2006, after serving as the Institute’s Senior Vice President since 2003 and Director of Research since 2000. He has written more than 230 monographs, articles, chapters and books on such subjects as government budgets, pensions, healthcare financing, inflation and currency issues.