1. It is inefficient: it does not adequately cover the entire Canadian population.
2. It is inequitable: many must pay amounts disproportionate to their income in order to get medications.
3. It is wasteful: we pay too much, needlessly, for patented or generic drugs.
4. It is unsustainable: we are unable to contain the cost increases.
Source: Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, https://nursesunions.ca/sites/default/files/pharmacare_report.pdf